Security screeners at Garda vote in favour of new agreement

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April 20, 2017

Garda Security - Union Negotiating Committee - April 2017On April 18, 2017, the 42 members of Local 175 working at Garda Security in Thunder Bay achieved a new collective agreement.

Members receive both lump sum payments and rate increases over the term of the contract. This includes rate increases totalling 5.75%, Volume, Risk, Stress, Consequences (VRSC) and Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) premiums equivalent to $1.10 per hour added to the existing basic rates of pay, and lump sums totalling $1,400 for full-time and $700 for part-time.

The contract now includes strong language prohibiting any harassment and bullying.

Effective April 1, 2018, the Members will benefit from having a Short Term Disability plan added to their health and welfare coverage. In addition, the employer will now contribute $50 toward the cost of the required CATSA medical examination for employees.

Union Negotiating Committee: Joe Duggan, Rose Fong, Chris Talarico, and Union Rep Colby Flank.