On June 4 a new collective agreement was ratified for GardaWorld Cash Services workers affiliated with the Teamsters Union. Ballots indicated that 93.5 percent of workers voted in favour of the new proposal.

Over 450 workers are represented at GardaWorld Cash Services across Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba.

Lance Wallace, Assistant Director of the Armoured Car Division of Teamsters Canada, said that both parities involved worked ‘diligently to improve the workers conditions.’

“The bargaining committee did a hell of a job and they deserve to be congratulated,” said Wallace.

The workers are getting better health and welfare benefits, improvements to their pension plan and 3.5 per cent wage improvements for the first two years of the contract that will end in 2018.

They will also join the Teamsters Prairie Provinces Pension Plan and the Prairie Teamsters Health & Welfare Plan.

The Teamsters represents 120,000 members in Canada in all industries. The International Brotherhood of Teamsters, with which Teamsters Canada is affiliated, has 1.4 million members in North America.