Jim Chalmers Armoured Car Director and Phil Benson met with Ministerial Staff in Ottawa at Minister Blaney’s office where we continued the discussion on armoured car issues that we had started last month with the Minister in Calgary.
The concern for the safety of industry workers and the public was evident in the discussions. The meeting was productive and Teamsters Canada expects the dialogue will continue in 2014.
The 30-minute discussions were about stricter hiring policies and procedures in the armoured car industry. Brothers Chalmers and Benson also discussed how to implement changes that would make it safer for employees and the public. A pilot project might be put together to assess the impact on the industry.
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.
Stéphane Lacroix, Director of Communications