Reaching Out To G4S Guards

UFCW Local 401 is actively involved in negotiations with PTI to reach a new collective agreement for its membership.  Part of this process has been stressing to PTI the importance of dealing with a unionized security company in camps where UFCW Local 401 members live and work. 

A number of workers from G4S, the primary security provider for PTI, have seen the commitment that UFCW Local 401 has shown to their members and have expressed an interest in joining our strong union.  UFCW Local 401 would like to reach out to the guards at G4S and give them more information about the benefits of unionization as well as how joining a union can help improve their working conditions and give them a voice in their workplace.

In order to do this, we need the help of our PTI stewards. 

Stewards are on the front lines and have access to a number of the guards that work and possibly live in their camps.  If PTI stewards could attempt to speak with interested guards and let them know that there is help out there and that through UFCW Local 401, they can have a say in their working conditions and do not need to fear speaking out against an injustice or unfair treatment.   Stewards can share their personal experiences with how Local 401 has helped them and the benefits that they have seen from belonging to a strong Union.

If any of the guards would like more information, we would ask stewards to get their contact information and forward it to Devin Yeager or Chris Dennis of UFCW Canada so that they can speak to them as soon as possible.  Any information that stewards could provide about the guards would also be helpful (i.e. their shifts, turnarounds, wages, number of guards at your camp, where they reside, etc.)

Yeager and Dennis will be scheduling information meetings for the G4S guards at a number of PTI locations over the coming weeks, but until then we need help getting the word out to the guards that UFCW Local 401 is here to help. 

For more information or to pass information from guards along, please use the following contact information:

Devin Yeager
National Representative - UFCW Canada
cell - (403) 680-4184
toll free -1-866-977-0772 ext 4
www.ufcw.ca