GardaWorld Application Update 11 - Vote Question

Good afternoon GardaWorld YYC workers,

CIRB Application Update

The voting period is confirmed to begin at 12:00 p.m. (Mountain Daylight Time) on Monday, May 16, 2022, and will run until 11:59 a.m. (Mountain Daylight Time) on Thursday, May 19, 2022.

The vote will be conducted by telephone or Internet. Eligible voters will receive a letter to their e-mail address on file with the employer outlining how to vote and providing a personal identification number (PIN), which is required to cast a vote. Voters should receive this letter by May 16, 2022, which is the start date for the vote. You may contact the VOTER HELP CENTRE toll free at 1-888-507-9875 or by e-mail at if you have not received the letter by the commencement of the vote on May 16, 2022. Voters will be allowed to vote without interference, restraint or coercion from any source. This is a SECRET BALLOT vote and your vote is strictly confidential.

If you lose, misplace or did not receive your PIN on or after May 16, please contact the VOTER HELP CENTRE toll free at 1-888-507-9875 or by e-mail at the following address: [email protected]. The help centre is the only one who can deal with issues of this kind and you can leave a message on the phone line if needed.

The voting question will be:

In collective bargaining with your employer, Garda Security Screening Inc., do you wish to be represented by:

  • Unifor; or
  • Logistics, Manufacturing, and Allied Trades Union, CLAC Local 56

To have get the strong representation you deserve, VOTE UNIFOR when the vote opens!

This week at YYC.

We'll continue to be at the airport this week and we have drop-in meetings scheduled at the Marriott tomorrow and Wednesday. If you're not available during these times, please feel free to reach out and set up a time that works for you.

Tuesday May 10 & Wednesday May 11 Drop-in Meetings

Calgary Airport Marriott In-Terminal Airport

Location: Room will be confirmed by May 10.

Tues., May 10: 13:00-20:00 (1 p.m. – 8 p.m.)

Weds., May 11: 11:00-17:00 (11 a.m. – 5 p.m.)

Current working conditions at YYC

We have been following along with the news regarding passenger wait times at airports across Canada. We have also heard from workers that increased flight traffic is putting further stress on the YYC workforce specifically.

We want to assure you that should Unifor be successful next week, we will stand with you in challenging both GardaWorld and CATSA to respect your collective agreement and ensure that any issues of passenger abuse are dealt with swiftly. Our model is one of follow through and communication, so you know where a grievance is or how we intend to deal with a specific issue.

You provide a critical service to the airline industry and passengers. We understand the skies are safe because of the work you do and we'll fight to make sure you get the respect and agreement you deserve.

Facts over Rumours - Retirement Security Choice

We encourage everyone to make an informed decision as we approach the vote. Unifor is not here to divide the membership and we respect those that have continued to support CLAC.

Your retirement security vehicle will be your choice. Should you choose Unifor next week, you will NOT be placed directly in RRSP plan that Regina has. You will democratically choose the pension plan you wish to be in. At Unifor, we believe in giving our members choice rather than shoehorning you in to a single plan with no options.

CLAC might suggest otherwise, but there would be no point in Unifor launching this campaign unless we felt we could be a better union for you, both in bargaining AND representation.

Remember, your collective agreement, benefits and pension will be yours and Regina’s will be theirs. The tiers of airports aside, we respect that these are two different workplaces with unique sets of priorities. We also respect your ability to determine what is best for you. We’re here to move forward with you, not backwards.

Contact Information

We encourage you to share the email signup link below with anyone who is not receiving information from Unifor. This way they can stay up-to-date and informed on the campaign.


As always, please send us a message through the contacts below if you have any questions.

If you missed any of our previous emails, please feel free to check them out here.

Bruce Fafard //Unifor National Representative // [email protected] // 587-341-0945

Justin Gniposky // Unifor National Representative // [email protected] // 416-275-6389