Unifor Local 2002 Welcomes New GardaWorld Calgary Members

Unifor Local 2002 Welcomes New GardaWorld Calgary Members

June 21, 2022 at 3:27 PM

On behalf of the Executive Board of Unifor Local 2002, we are proud to welcome the newest group to join the Unifor Aviation Sector GardaWorld – Calgary (YYC) Members - District 266.  Our Local will be representing over 750 members who work as Screening Officers at the Calgary airport. 
GardaWorld Screening Officers are highly trained and are supported by cutting-edge technology to ensure the safety and security of the traveling public.  We have a very long and proud history in the aviation sector and we are confident that you will soon see the many benefits of being part of a strong and progressive union. 
Unifor recently held elections for Shop Stewart and Bargaining Committee Representatives.  Please welcome your new Unifor Local 2002 – GardaWorld District 266 Workplace Representatives: 
District 266 – 21 Shop Stewart Representatives:
Alex Popa Harbans Minhas German Medina
Anand Rathod Hector Desmarais Riyaz Khawaja
Beverly Elfner Jason Ivey Sean McBrien
Chris Carson Gendron John Molner Pari Dhatt
Christine Anne Parreno Loren Mayo Sarah Smith
Deonn  Anderson Mahnoor Akhtar Sumit Kapoor
Gagandeep Virk Oleg Solovyev TS Patrick Uloghobui
District 266 Bargaining Committee Members
  • Deonn Anderson          
  • Desdemona Lunz          
  • German Medina           
  • Harbans Minhas           
  • Parvinder (Pari) Dhatt  
  • Riyaz Khawaja 
  • Sean McBrien  
  • Tammy Moore - Unifor Local 2002 President
  • Karen Caig – Unifor National Representative.
At this time, we would like to provide you with an update on what to expect in the coming weeks.
Before we commence bargaining, we will be rolling out a bargaining survey to better understand where you stand on certain key bargaining issues.  

This survey will provide the Bargaining Committee with invaluable direction from the voices of our entire membership. The more members who participate and fill out the survey, the stronger the information will be. 
A follow-up communication bulletin will be sent out to the membership on June 24, 2022, with a link to the Survey Monkey Bargaining Survey.
In July, your Bargaining Committee, along with members of the Local 2002 leadership team, will be meeting to review recently completed membership surveys. The Committee will also finalize bargaining proposals.
Unifor Local 2002 will provide regular updates on how negotiations are proceeding and will provide details about additional meeting dates (if/when required).

The parties – Unifor (“the union”) and GardaWorld Calgary (“the company”) will begin negotiations with the intent of reaching a “tentative agreement” in good faith.
When a tentative agreement is reached, your Unifor Bargaining Committee will present the tentative agreement to the membership for ratification (i.e., vote). The membership will vote on whether to accept the tentative agreement or reject it. 
If members vote “yes” the tentative agreement becomes the new ratified collective bargaining agreement (i.e., “contract”). The new collective agreement is printed and distributed to the membership. This is what happens approximately 98% of the time with Unifor negotiations.


To keep informed about what is happening, we ask you to keep us updated with your contact information. At key times during negotiations, your Bargaining Committee will send important updates to you via e-mail, and will also post relevant content on the Unifor Local 2002 website – unifor2002.org.
Members are asked to subscribe by clicking the following link.  When subscribing please ensure to add your personal email address and not your COMPANY email as any e-news content sent to a company email address may be denied by the receiving server.
On behalf of the more than 12,000 aviation sector workers at Unifor 2002, welcome to the family!
In Solidarity,
Tammy Moore - Unifor Local 2002 President
Karen Caig – Unifor National Representative