Toronto

You and I care for guards (and their wages)
Date: 05.10.2016
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  A spectre is haunting Ontario’s Security industry – the spectre of Wage and Representation for its front lines. From CEO to part-time guard (faithfully holding Access Card) the issues of wage and representation are boiling in the hearts and minds of everyone. These are issues of fairness to workers, responsibility to the front lines, and of an industry suddenly realizing its own power and influence. My post titled “Who Cares about the Guards (and their Wages)” received a tremendous response. In the text below, and as a follow-up – I lay out the plan of how we in Ontario, all segments working together, can achieve the much-needed legislated minimum wage, and adequate professional representation for our guards, and ourselves. […]

#CraneGirl – 1 / Construction Security – “Standard Exceeding”
Date: 28.04.2017
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  This is amazing! I have been working the internet for the past two days literally obsessed with #CraneGirl. Absolutely amazing – the powerful calmness amid such danger, the seemingly impossible feat of sliding down the greasy wires at that height, the mystery of the “why”, and of course, the rescue operation. There are those unhappy with the waste of tax-dollars (which none have enough info to calculate…and which CraneGirl also pays BTW); Others decry the waste of resources…(Oh my God! the firefighters rescuing her missed a hockey tournament that morning. Unacceptable!). But once they all get over that, they too admit it was good training for Police and Fire, and when they are finished ranting about wasted youth they […]