Workers at Garda Security in Thunder Bay, Ont., ratify new agreement

Wage increases, lump-sum payments part of deal

Workers at Garda Security in Thunder Bay, Ont., signed a new collective agreement May 11.

As part of the new contract, United Food and Commercial Workers Canada (UFCW) members will receive both lump-sum payments and rate increases over the term of the agreement, according to the union.

This includes rate increases totalling 5.75 per cent, premiums equivalent to $1.10 per hour added to the existing basic rates of pay and lump sums totalling $1,400 for full-time workers and $700 for part-time members, said UFCW.

Effective April 1, 2018, Garda workers will also receive a short-term disability plan added to their health and welfare coverage. As well, the employer will now contribute $50 toward the cost of the required CATSA medical examination for employees, said the union.

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