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Union Finally Meets With Members Following Tragedy

Union Finally Meets With Members Following Tragedy

Press Release: Unite Union
Monday 5th December

Union Finally Meets With Members Following Tragedy

Unite union officials and its delegates and members met today to discuss working conditions at the cash-processing department of Armourguard after a worker collapsed and died at the end of an 18-hour shift.

The worker, who was contracted by the company, had been complaining of being tired and overworked before his death last Thursday.

Unite union industrial officer Chris Lennon said Armourguard had also been frustrating attempts by the union to talk to its members.

“Staff felt intimidated and scared about talking to Unite when organisers from the union turned up to have a meeting today. We have been trying to arrange a meeting with both the workers and management since Friday, and we are legally allowed to have reasonable discussions with our members despite Armourguard’s claims to the contrary.”

“We finally met today to discuss health and safety issues, stress levels and long working hours, and even though staff were told by management that they were not allowed to have the meeting, eight union members stopped work and met with us.”

“It is very important for members to have discussions about health and safety, especially in light of this tragic death.”

Health and safety issues are set to be addressed shortly during collective agreement negotiations between union members and Armourguard management.


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