Cash van guards threaten to strike
By Chanel September
14 December 2006
Cash-in-transit guards are threatening to strike if the demands they have put forward are not met.
Officials from the Motor Transport Allied Workers Union (MTUW), the Federation of Unions of SA (FEDUSA), National Economic Development and Labour Council (NEDLAC) are to meet their demands for safer working conditions.
The guards want Safety and Security Minister Charles Nquakula to set up minimum standards for the industry and better equipped cash vans fitted with a proper vault, locking system and air-conditioning.
Emlie Fourie spokesperson for MTWU says that an urgent meeting of union employers, Nedlac and officials from the departments of Labour, Transport, Finance, Safety and Security are scheduled to meet next week.
A daily newspaper reports that the unions fear that the robberies will increase during the festive season.