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City?s security workers close to landmark deal

It doesn?t look like more than 4,500 security officers, including about 120 who work in the City of Greater Sudbury, will be going on strike.

It doesn?t look like more than 4,500 security officers, including about 120 who work in the City of Greater Sudbury, will be going on strike.

United Steelworkers?Ontario/Atlantic director Wayne Fraser announced Thursday morning a tentative three-year deal had been reached between the
union and Securitas Canada and Initial Security Services.

The 120 Sudbury and area security officers are members of Local 2020 of the United Steelworkers of America.

The Sudbury local was not in a legal strike position for several weeks, but the other 4,200 members were prepared to hit the picket lines Thursday or Friday if a new deal hadn?t been ironed out, said Fraser in a press release.

?We have negotiated the first retirement savings plan for security officers, which will set the pattern for the rest of the industry, just like our union-operated benefit plan did when we introduced it.

?Providing employees with retirement benefits goes a long way in turning a security job into a career.?