Avis & Budget Rent-A-Car

Negotiations in Motion for Members at Avis Budget Car Rental

June 5, 2018

On May 22, the union met with the employer to commence bargaining towards the renewal of the collective agreement for the members working at Avis Budget Car Rental. At that time, the parties exchanged proposals and persevered bargaining on May 23 and 24.

By the end of that session, the negotiating committees had agreed to some of the non-monetary items and had good discussions on several areas of common concern. Talks are set to continue on July 17 and 18, and the union committee is expecting to make significant process.


Avis & Budget Rent-A-Car members ratify new deal

July 21, 2010
Members vote in favour of new deal. The members at Avis and Budget Rent-A-Car voted 100% in favour of a new two year deal. The negotiating committee was successful in removing the two-tier wage structure and have everyone merged into one. Those who are moving up the wage scale will see a 10 to 17 per cent wage increase over the two years, and those who are at top rate or overscale will see a three per cent wage increase this year and a 2.5 per cent wage increase next year. Members will received retro active pay to May 1 of this year.

Agreement reached for Avis/Budgetcar members

July 9, 2010
Ratification vote set. A tentative agreement has been reached with your employer on the renewal of your collective agreement.

Avis and Budget Rent-a-car dates set for May

May 29, 2010
Negotiating committee set. On Thursday, March 25, 2010 we held a very successful Proposal Meeting to collect member feedback prior to collective bargaining.  Your union negotiating committee was appointed and will consist of Darren Goring, Brett Cawson and myself. Negotiations with your employer for your new collective agreement will be held on May 25 & 26, 2010.  We will provide you with additional details following these meetings. Should you have any questions or if you wish to provide additional feedback or proposals prior to negotiations please contact UFC

Agreement reached at Budget and Avis rent-a-car.

June 5, 2008
The union is pleased to advise that a tentative agreement has been reached with your employer on the renewal of your collective agreement. All outstanding issues were resolved during negotiations that took place between the parties on June 5, 2008. The new agreement provides for reasonable improvements to existing wages, benefits and contract language. RATIFICATION VOTE SOON The exact wording of your collective agreement is presently being finalized with your employer.

Notice to all Avis/Budget members

May 23, 2008
Your negotiating committee comprised of Darren Goring, Nick Differ and UFCW negotiator Beatrice Bruske met with your employer on May 21st and 22nd. A significant number of issues were resolved and the parties appear close to reaching a new agreement. We are still working on issues pertaining to wages and duration of the agreement, and the union will advise you as soon as we have additional information available. Should you have any questions, please contact UFCW negotiator Beatrice Bruske at your earliest convenience at 786-5055.

Reminder for Avis & Budget Car Rental Proposal meeting

March 27, 2008
A reminder to all members who work at Avis and Budget Car Rental to attend their proposal meeting March 27 at 6:00pm The meeting is being held at the UFCW Office located at 1412 Portage Avenue.

Budget Rent-a-Car Negotiations Update

May 4, 2007
As a result of the strike vote meeting held on May 3, your employer has advised the government appointed conciliation officer that they wish to meet with your Union bargaining committee to resume negotiations.  Therefore negotiation meeting dates have been scheduled for May 30th and 31st.  Darren Goring and UFCW negotiator Beatrice Bruske will attend the meeting and advise you of any revised offer the employer makes.  As previously indicated at the meeting on May 3, if the employer makes a revised offer you will have an opportunity to vote on it, before any strike

Budget Rent-a-Car Negotiations Update

November 19, 2006
As you are aware, your union negotiating committee met with your employer on October 17, 2006, in an effort to reach a new collective agreement.  The employer and the union were able to reach agreement on many non-monetary issues.  However, the employer has proposed a regressive wage structure, which would see a wage increase for existing employees, but a drop in the wage rate for all new employees.  This is a big concern for us, as new employees performing the same job as existing ones, will not ever have the opportunity to make the same wages you currently earn. We expect that

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