Garda Security

Garda Negotiations Continue in September

July 29, 2019

The union bargaining committee met with Garda Canada Security Corporation on July 23 and 24. During this round of negotiations, the parties made some good progress regarding the non-monetary issues. 

However, due to limited days available over the next few months, negotiations on the renewal of the collective agreement for the members working at Garda will resume in September.  The union is also on planning on addressing the monetary issues during this time.

Garda Proposal Meetings

June 6, 2019


We have many convenient ways to submit them:

At our Drop-In Meeting
Tuesday, June 11, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the UFCW - 1412 Portage Avenue 

By Telephone Town Hall
Tuesday, June 11, at either 3 p.m. or 6 p.m.

Manitoba Security Guards facing a surprise wage-freeze by Pallister Government

September 29, 2017


Manitoba security guards won’t be getting the pay increase they were expecting on October 1. Instead, the Pallister Government is in the middle of pausing legislation that governs Manitoba’s security guards minimum wages — and may be planning to revoke it entirely.

UFCW is holding a rally at the Legislative Building on October 24, 2017 from 11:30 am - 1:00 pm and will be encouraging all security guards union and non-union to attend.

Garda Security members ratify new deal

April 13, 2016

UFCW Local 832 members working at Garda Security ratified a new collective agreement tonight by 86 per cent.

Highlights of the new deal include senority premiums after 5, 10 and 15 years of service. Members will now see an enhanced benefits package that will cover drug benefit, vision, dental and out-of-country coverage. Also in the new deal is a new bumping protocol for utilizing your senority. 

Members will receive the new collective agreement in the near future.



Tentative Deal Secured at Garda

March 31, 2016

The union bargaining committee, lead by Martin Trudel and Debbie Jones, and with the assistance of a government-appointed conciliator are pleased to report that a tentative deal has been reached with Garda Security on the renewal of a new collective agreement.

Despite the challenges, the union feels that the tentative deal reached with the employer is fair for everyone. The union has scheduled ratification votes for April 12 and 13.

Union Asks for Government-Appointed Conciliator for Garda Negotiations

March 10, 2016

In late February, the union members at Garda Security reject the company’s final offer by 75 per cent. A strike mandate is the next standard step and, therefore, the union has scheduled strike vote meetings for March 20 and 21.

Guards at Garda Reject Company’s Final Offer

March 2, 2016

Attention Garda Guards

As a result of a final offer received from the employer during the negotiations process, the union presented that offer to the membership for a ratification vote.

Garda Negotiations Resume in February

January 12, 2016

The negotiating committees for Garda Security will resume negotiations on February 2. The union is hopeful it will be able to finalize the negotiation process at that time, however, will settle for nothing less than a fair and reasonable contract for the members.

Union negotiator Martin Trudel will apprise the security guards from Garda after the February 2 meeting.

Negotiations at Garda to Continue in December

November 16, 2015

The bargaining sessions between the union and the company have been very productive to date. During the last round to talks, the negotiating committees were able to address all of the non-monetary items on the table, as well as a few of the monetary proposals.

Bargaining Gearing Up at Garda

September 14, 2015

The bargaining committees for Garda Security are geared up to beginning negotiations. The first round of talks is scheduled for October 14, 15, 28 and 29.

At the first meeting, the union committee, comprised of union negotiator Martin Trudel, Debbie Jones and Olede Oloko, will exchange proposals regarding improvements to contract language and wages, as well as discuss a potential new benefits package and the incorporation of all former CORS employees.


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