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Unifor reaches tentative agreement with Brink’s Canada Ltd.

October 19, 2017

Toronto – A tentative agreement has been reached between Brink’s Canada Ltd. and Unifor, representing over 1,000 workers in British Columbia and Ontario.

“Bargaining teams representing British Columbia, the Ottawa region, and the remainder of Ontario worked very hard together,” said Unifor National President Jerry Dias. “I congratulate them on obtaining a fair deal that includes a break-through in reaching a common expiry date in three bargaining regions for the first time.”

The new tentative agreements cover approximately 260 members at Unifor Local 114 in British Columbia and 800 members at Unifor Local’s 27, 103, 112, 195, 229, 504, 598, 599, 1359, 1106 and 4266 in Ontario.

The armoured car drivers and messengers deliver services to thousands of financial institutions, ATM’s and retail outlets across the two provinces.

“Negotiations were tough but I’m pleased that the union was able to reach a tentative contract that prioritized the needs of workers,” said Gavin McGarrigle, Unifor BC Area Director.

The master bargaining committee is recommending the deal to the membership. Details of the collective agreement will be released upon ratification, which will take place in the coming days.

“Unifor has negotiated a deal that positions our members well for the future,” said Unifor Representative Mike Armstrong. ”The union will continue to fight to improve standards in a rapidly changing industry.”

Unifor is Canada’s largest union in the private sector, representing more than 315,000 workers in every major area of the economy. The union advocates for all working people and their rights, fights for equality and social justice in Canada and abroad, and strives to create progressive change for a better future.

For more information, please contact Unifor Communications Representative Kathleen O’Keefe at or 416-896-3303 (cell).

Bombardier workers stand up for their industry

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Sisters and Brothers,

Today members of Unifor Locals 112 and 673 walked out of their Bombardier aerospace plant in Downsview to call on Boeing to drop its trade complaint against the company. As past President of Local 112, I was proud to join the 1,500 workers at the rally to protect Canadian jobs and Canadian innovation.

Today’s action follows last week’s meeting with Boeing officials in Washington D.C. where I encouraged the company to drop allegations that Bombardier sold the C-Series plane at an artificially low price due to support from the Canadian and Quebec governments. There is still time for Boeing to withdraw its baseless complaint and seek a fair resolution with Bombardier before the ruling, which is expected next week.

Prior to today’s rally I spoke to BNN about the Boeing situation and the inherent flaws in Canada’s trade agreements. You can watch the interview here.

In solidarity,

Jerry Dias
National President

2017 Canadian Council- UPDATE

Dear members,

I’m writing with a link to the video that summarizes the proceedings of our 2017 Canadian Council:

If you were a delegate, thank you for your contributions to another engaging and meaningful Council.

If you were unable to attend, I encourage you to watch the video and share it with your friends and family. Delegates made important contributions to the resolutions that will move our union forward, and our speakers inspired us to work even harder to achieve our goal of a better world.

Convention documents are available at

To find out how you can get more involved be sure to visit the Unifor website, subscribe to the member newsletter at or visit our Facebook page.

On behalf of the National Executive Board,


Robert J. Orr

National Secretary-Treasurer


UPDATE: Milton Northstar Aerospace plant

August 12, 2017

Greetings Sisters and Brothers,

A cease and desist order has ended Occupy Northstar. At this time no further action is scheduled.  Thank you to all who stood the line in solidarity for the past three days.  Through our efforts we were able to bring this issue to the forefront and generate an important public discussion on pensions.  Unifor will continue the fight for fair pensions for our Local 112 members and for all workers.  Please stay tuned for further details.

In Solidarity,

Jerry Dias
National President