CAW Bargaining Committees Prepare for Negotiations with Brinks

March 14, 2013, 3:15 PM EST

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CAW leadership from across Ontario representing over 1,000 workers employed in the armored car industry by Brinks Canada met in Toronto March 7-10 to prepare bargaining demands. The meeting followed local union members adopting proposals for the upcoming negotiations set to commence on April 9.

"This is our 2nd round of negotiations with Brinks since the workers left their former union to join the CAW in October 2010," said CAW National Representative Mike Armstrong. "Like every round of negotiations in our union, we expect Brinks to be no different in terms of their tough approach to bargaining but our leadership across Ontario is ready for the challenge."

"Together, with the leadership of the other local unions in the province and with the support of our national union, our members expect us to make progress at the bargaining table," said CAW Local 112 President Roland Kiehne, representing more than 500 Brinks workers in Barrie and Toronto. "I am confident that after all the hard work of the branch leadership this past weekend, we are collectively determined in our resolve to make gains on behalf of our members and their families."

CAW President Ken Lewenza dropped in on the discussions to express the importance of the armored car sector to the union.

Brinks workers in Ontario are represented by Locals 27, 103, 112, 195, 229, 504, 598, 599, 1120, 1524. The CAW also represents Brinks workers in Local 4266 Ottawa and Local 114 in B.C.

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