JANUARY 1st RATE INCREASE – 2018 CHANGES – Employment & Labour Relations Act

JANUARY 1st RATE INCREASE – 2018 CHANGES – Employment & Labour Relations Act

As some of you may already know that we had a meeting with the Employers of our four largest security providers (except G4S who sent their regrets at the last minute) on December 18th to discuss the upcoming changes effective January 1, 2018. We met for about three hours with the Union, giving the Employers our position with respect to wages and bargaining hopes.

The Employers were supposed to provide us with their answer by the end of the week (December 22, 2017), but we didn’t hear from them until this week and received the following notice – which has been edited to provide only the relevant information. This is the response from SECURITAS, GARDAWORLD & PALADIN: “We do not know what G4S is planning to do at this time.”

Message from John Coletti: “Effective January 1, 2018, all three companies are prepared to pay $14.15 per hour.”

Keep in mind you may not see the increase on your first pay in January depending on what weeks you’re being paid for. If you don’t see the increase CONTACT YOUR EMPLOYER FIRST to find out why you didn’t get the increase. Once you have their response and if they are not paying you, then reach out to us. It could be just an error, but you have to notify them first, and if they tell you that they are not paying you, then come to us.