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fedusa thumb medium80 85Timeslive reports that the Federation of Unions of SA (Fedusa) and the Motor Transport Workers’ Union (MTWU) were due on Wednesday to meet with employers in the cash-in-transit sector to discuss a spate of violent heists.  

“The parties will meet in order to try and forge strategies for neutralising cash-in-transit heists that have been increasing with terrifying intensity and regularity across South Africa in recent weeks‚ resulting in loss of lives and serious injuries to security officers and members of the public‚” Fedusa said in a statement.  The federation went on to indicate:  “The unions will also want to see the design of current cash trucks upgraded to impregnable military body metal that incorporates internal vaults or safes of similar strength in order to withstand heavy weaponry fire and bombs.”  Fedusa and the MTWU expect employers to provide professional counselling‚ services and sick leave for the victims of heists‚ as well as their families who may suffer from secondary trauma.  Unions have threatened to strike on 11 June in order to push for improved working conditions.  Fedusa said the issue would also be raised at Wednesday’s meeting.

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