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GardaWorld’s highly trained airport security personnel provide passenger screening services as well as security for all vulnerable areas. Since 9/11 the world of airport security has completely changed and continues to evolve rapidly. GardaWorld has become a leader in airport security by being able to rapidly adapt to change and by investing heavily in constant training for its personnel.

The workers from GardaWorld have joined Unifor Local 1-S and is currently in the process of negotiating their first contract as members of Unifor.

Welcome members of GaraWorld to our Local!


Collective Agreements:




Letter of Understanding for Out of Town Work

posted Dec 5, 2018, 8:15 AM by Gail Sawatzky   [ updated Dec 5, 2018, 8:18 AM ]

A Letter of Understanding has been drafted in regards to members who volunteer to work in another location.  This Letter requires a ratification of at least 50% of the members who vote before taking effect.  

Meetings have been scheduled for a presentation and the voting on Monday December 20, 2018.  Please see the document below for details on locations and times of voting.

Nominations for Night Shift Steward

posted Dec 5, 2018, 7:19 AM by Gail Sawatzky   [ updated Dec 5, 2018, 7:25 AM ]

Nominations are currently being accepted for the Steward position on the Night Shift.  Nominees must work the majority of their hours between 20:00 and 03:59.

This position will be elected by the members of a specific workgroup, shift or department.  They are the first point of contact for members on the shop floor.  Some of the responsibilities include member engagement and communications with members, working with management to resolve work place issues prior to grievances, welcoming new members, and presenting grievances.

All nomination forms must be received by December 18, 2018 at 12:30pm either via Email, Canada Post or Fax.  Nominee and Nominator information must be filled out and signatures are required.   Please acknowledge the affirmations on the form.  Incomplete forms will be considered invalid and not accepted.

Contract Ratification Update

posted Oct 2, 2018, 6:24 AM by Gail Sawatzky

Ratification meetings and voting was held on September 30 and October 1 of 2018 for the Tentative Agreement.

Your Bargaining Committee is pleased to announce the Tentative Agreement has been ratified by the membership.

The contract will take effect October 2, 2018.

Thank you to Steve Williams, Jessica Chan and Andrew Melvin for their hard work as your bargaining committee members.

In solidarity
Your Bargaining Committee

GardaWorld - Local 1-S Representative Elections

posted May 27, 2018, 12:24 PM by Gail Sawatzky   [ updated May 27, 2018, 12:33 PM ]

Welcome to Unifor Local 1-S.  One of the tasks we must complete to ensure proper representation and servicing of the union members of GardaWorld is to elect members to various positions.

We will begin the process of electing Shop Stewards, Chief Shop Steward and OH& Committee Members as follows:

Shop Steward – 3 Positions (1 per shift AM/PM/N)

The Shop Steward is a Union representative elected by the members of a specific workgroup, shift or department.  They are the first point of contact for members on the shop floor.  Some of the responsibilities include member engagement and communications with members, working with management to resolve work place issues prior to grievances, welcoming new members, and presenting grievances.

The majority of the hours worked must be within the shift window assigned to the position.  If not, the position will have to be forfeited.


Chief Shop Steward – 1 Position
The Chief Shop Steward is a Union representative elected by the members of the workplace.  They are the next level in hierarchy above the Shop Steward.  They provide more advanced support to Shop Stewards and members.  They work with management on labour relations issues and participate in all grievances in the workplace.  They are the liaison to the Local Executive Board with a seat on the board.  They attend monthly meetings of the executive board and report back to members and Shop Stewards as required.


Occupational Health and Safety Representative – 2 Positions
An occupational health and safety representative is part of an advisory group made up of representatives from management and workers. The committee provides a forum for communication between the employer and the workers to address health and safety concerns in the workplace.  The representatives work to reduce workplace accidents and injuries, by identifying and evaluating concerns, making recommendations for corrective action and promoting health and safety in the workplace. 
Any union member of the work location is eligible to nominate someone for a position.

OH&S Representative Form

Nominations open May 25, 2018 and close at midnight on June 7, 2018.  

All nomination forms must be received prior to this time either via Email, Canada Post or Fax.  Nominee and Nominator information must be filled out and signatures are required.  For Shop Stewards please indicate the specific shift.  Please acknowledge the affirmations on the form.  Incomplete forms will be considered invalid and not accepted.

Elections will be held June 11, 2018 to accommodate all shifts.  There is no proxy voting.  
RAA Main floor meeting room by oversize baggage area
June 11, 2018
10:00 to 13:00
20:00 to 23:00

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