Security screeners at Garda vote in favour of new agreement
On 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.