SEIU Local 2

SEIU Local 2

August 25, 2010 07:36 ET

Media Advisory: SEIU Local 2-Press Conference-Students Support Security Officers Push for Safety Improvements at Securitas

HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA--(Marketwire - Aug. 25, 2010) - The Canadian Federation of Students (CFS) – Nova Scotia, is supporting a campaign by Securitas security officers to improve safety and other standards in the industry.

"For students safety is a primary concern and this service is invaluable," said Elise Graham, Chairperson of the Canadian Federation of Students, Nova Scotia. "It provides a secure space we can use to complete class work and develop our practices." Graham says better quality jobs for security officers will increase professionalism and lessen turnover, which will benefit students.

Security officers employed by Securitas say improvements in standards are needed in the industry and their voices will only be heard once they've been able to form a union. Halifax security officers will be joined by students in calling on Securitas to respect workers' rights and play a positive role in raising standards.

WHAT: Press Conference
   
WHEN: Thursday August 26, 2010
  11:30 am
   
WHERE: NSCAD University, Granville Campus
  5163 Duke Street, Halifax
  NSCAD Boardroom - 5th floor
   
WHO:
  • Canadian Federation of Students, Nova Scotia: Elise Graham, Chairperson
  • Securitas Officers, one of whom has 30 years experience in the industry
 
 
MEDIA PACKET TO INCLUDE:
  • International Agreement signed by Securitas AB, the Union Network International (UNI), and the Swedish Transport Workers' Union (2006)

  • Securitas Code of Conduct (2004)

  • News Release

  • Halifax Stand for Security Brochure

  • Worker Photo and Quotes Flyer

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