Overwhelming Support for New Agreement at Brinks in BC

November 21, 2011, 10:15 AM EST

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CAW Local 114 members who work for Brinks Canada in British Columbia have overwhelmingly ratified a new three-year collective agreement with strong wage and benefit improvements.

The BC Brinks workers ratified the contract by 95 per cent. CAW Local 114 represents approximately 300 Brinks workers in BC and this is their first agreement with the CAW.

The wage increases range from 4.5% to over 9% in Year 1, 3.33% to over 6% in Year 2 and 3.23% to over 5.5% in Year 3.

A new long term disability plan was negotiated as well as improved vision care, and paramedical services.  The union also negotiated much stronger language in many areas of the collective agreement.

"This agreement is an important step forward that was approved by an overwhelming show of support by the Brinks BC membership," said CAW National Representative Gavin McGarrigle. "This foundation provides a strong base for the membership and leadership at Brinks to build on in the future."

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