GardaWorld Application Update 9 - Tentative Vote Details

Good evening GardaWorld YYC workers,

CIRB Application Update – Tentative Vote Timeline

Last week the CIRB met with the parties and indicated they are working towards a 72-hour vote beginning on Monday May 9 at noon and closing on Thursday May 12 at noon. We do want to stress that this is a tentative timeline and we are still awaiting the final details.

We will let you know as soon as we receive confirmation from the CIRB.

NEXT STEP?  Tentative CIRB vote May 9 Noon until May 12 Noon.

This week at YYC

We'll be at the airport again this week and we also have drop-in meetings scheduled at the Marriott. 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 3 & Wednesday May 4 Drop-in Meetings

Calgary Airport Marriott In-Terminal Airport

Location: Room M41 this is a meeting space on the back of the Mezzanine facing away from the parking lots.

Tues., May 3: 12:00-20:00 (12 p.m. – 8 p.m.)

Weds., May 4: 11:00-17:00 (11 a.m. – 5 p.m.)

Facts over Rumours

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.

We still wish to make a very important point on CLAC’s focus on Regina and our members there. They have recently tried to draw negative comparisons between Calgary and Regina, but the simple reality is a majority of YYC members signed Unifor cards because they believed better representation was possible. While this was occurring our Regina members are negotiating their second Unfor collective agreement and are happy with their representation.

Remember, your collective agreement 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.

You’re not alone.

Just last month over 500 workers at the Chatham Kent Health Alliance in Ontario voted to leave CLAC and join Unifor.  The situation was similar, these workers felt CLAC cared more about the employer than they did about them and that their concerns had been neglected.

You’re really not alone in the desire to have a fighter in your corner. Join with our new members at the Chatham Kent Health Alliance and let Unifor lead the representation you deserve.

Your benefits are your own.

As a reminder, your benefits will stay as they are today should you choose Unifor next week. During bargaining you’ll only be moving forward from there and where to make those improvements will be determined by the priorities of you and your co-workers.

CLAC might suggest otherwise, but there would be no point in launching this campaign unless we felt we could be a better union for you, both in bargaining AND representation. Your benefits will be your own, not Regina's or anyone else.

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