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fedusa thumb medium80 85Timeslive reports that according to the Federation of Unions of SA (Fedusa)‚ poorly designed cash-in-transit vehicles‚ inadequately trained security guards‚ outdated weapons and equipment and low staff morale have created an environment where brazen criminals are allowed to flourish.  

And fed-up guards are now set to go on strike.  Fedusa general secretary Dennis George observed on Wednesday that security companies’ focus on pure profit was putting lives at risk.  He pointed out that the number of cash-in-transit heists had more than doubled in just three years‚ and that the “cash-in-transit pandemic is totally understated”.  “The main reason for the extreme increase could be attributed to the fact that cash-in-transit vehicles are seen as ‘soft and easy targets’ due to under-investment in strong security measures and that the security companies focus primarily on maximising profits‚” said George.  Fedusa has welcomed a call from the Motor Transport Workers Union (MTWU) for an urgent meeting to be held with the management of the major cash-in-transit companies‚ including Fidelity‚ G4S and SBV.  The meeting is slated for 28 or 30 May.  Nationwide protest action will take place on 11 June 2018‚ when cash-in-transit security officers will down tools and participate in protected action.

  • Read this report in full at Timeslive
  • Read Fedusa’s press statement in this regard at SA Labour News
  • Read too, Cash-in-transit heist syndicates 'operate like well-oiled machines', at News24

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