Garda, Teamsters ratify new collective agreement

Truck safety main issue in talks: Union

Workers at GardaWorld Cash Services affiliated with Teamsters Canada ratified a new collective agreement May 29.

More than 90 per cent of members who participated in the vote were in favour of the employer's proposal, said the union.

Truck safety was the main issue in the negotiations. The company’s fleet of trucks will meet higher safety levels, therefore giving more protection to the workers. Workers are also getting wage and benefit improvements, according to Teamsters.

The previous contract expired April 30.

Local unions 419 and 879 represent more than 600 workers at GardaWorld in Ontario. The new contract will end in 2021.


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