Teamsters Ensure the Safety of Armoured Car Crews and the Public

Wayne Garner, Assistant Director of the Armoured Cars Division of Teamsters Canada, took part in a telephone conference between the federal government and the industry representatives today to discuss safety issues in the armoured cars industry.

We Will Never Forget

Six years ago today, tragedy struck our sisters and brothers at G4S. While performing a routine cash service at the University of Alberta’s HUB Mall, Travis Baumgartner fatally shot three of his coworkers, Eddie Rejano, Brian Ilesic and Michelle Shegelski. A fourth, Matthew Schuman, was rushed to hospital with gunshot wounds to the head.

Teamsters, Garda: Tentative Agreement Ratified

The workers of GardaWorld Cash Services affiliated with the Teamsters Union ratified a new collective agreement on June 4th.

Armoured car industry: Teamsters, Ministerial Advisors meet in Ottawa

Jim Chalmers Armoured Car Director and Phil Benson met with Ministerial Staff in Ottawa at Minister Blaney's office where we continued the discussion on armoured car issues that we had started last month with...

Teamsters, Inkas Reach Tentative Agreement After Midnight Strike

Teamsters Local Union 419 and Inkas Security Group reached a tentative agreement at 2:30 am. The company’s 80 armoured car drivers and guards in Toronto had gone on strike at midnight, but returned to work as soon as parties came to an agreement.
François Laporte, the President of Teamsters Canada, visiting Garda armoured car workers in Edmonton.

Safety of Armoured Car Crews is a Top Teamster Priority

The Teamsters Union has taken note of an August 18th decision from the federal Ministry of Labour regarding the security model used at the Edmonton branch of Brinks Canada, which employs 215 members of Local Union 362. “Our local is respecting the decision but wants to make it clear that members have been safely working under a similar model for over a decade,” explained Wayne Garner, Business Agent at Local Union 362.

G4S workers accept four-year contract

Hamilton, June 6, 2013 – G4S workers in Ontario ratified a new labour agreement on May 29. The roughly 500 workers represented by Teamsters Union Locals 419 and 879 voted overwhelmingly (90%) in favour...

Sentencing in 2014 Armoured Car Shooting

Two years after a shooting that critically injuring an armoured car guard, the Ontario Courts sentenced two of the three men involved in the attempted murder and robbery to 11 and 6 ½ years...

Teamsters at Garda Ratify New Collective Agreement

Workers of GardaWorld Cash Services affiliated with the Teamsters Union ratified a new collective agreement yesterday. Over 90% of the members who participated to the vote were in favour of the employer’s proposal. Truck safety was the main issue in these negotiations...

Respecting Armoured Car Guards Means Respecting Trade Secrets

When talking about the armoured car industry in public, other organizations need to show more respect for trade secrets and for the safety of workers. Too much security information is being openly discussed online...