The Teamsters Union is already working on improving safety for the
armoured car industry workers and the general public with minister
TORONTO, Jan. 22, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - The armed robbery at Fairview
Shopping Centre (Toronto) on the evening of January 20 has raised
questions about the safety of armoured car workers.
"The safety of this industry's workers is an issue we've been working on
it for a while now," explained Teamsters Canada Armoured Car Director
Jim Chalmers. "But I think it's better to wait for the results of the
police investigation before drawing hasty conclusions."
"In the meantime, we're going to provide support to our two members who
were involved in the exchange of gunfire."
The Teamsters Union has been working for some time on identifying and
resolving the safety issues in this industry. The Teamsters'
representatives have met with Minister of Public Safety Steve Blaney as
well as his staff.
"We're going to continue our close collaboration to improve the safety
of our members and, of course, the general public," added the union
leader. "Hence, we think we need to work with all the stakeholders to
implement sustainable and viable solutions."
The Teamsters Union represents close to 2000 Canadian workers in this
The Teamsters represents 115,000 members in Canada in all trades. The
International Brotherhood of Teamsters, with which Teamsters Canada is
affiliated, has 1.4 million members in North America.
SOURCE: Teamsters Canada
For further information:
Stéphane Lacroix, Director of Communications
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