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More Than 1,400 Job Centre Security Guards Begin Week Long Strike as Dispute Escalates
Job Centre security guards are punched, attacked and savaged in the neck by dogs, warns GMB Union More than 1,400 Job Centre security guards begin a weeklong strike in anger at pay rates that see 90% of them paid just the minimum wage. Security guards employed by G4S across the UK walked out today [Monday] and will stay on strike until Saturday [22 June 2024]., The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has handed G4S £211 million to run security at job centres - despite employment costs being just £161 during the same period. [1] Eamon O’Hearn, GMB National Officer, commented:...
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G4S Partners with Duress to Improve Frontline Worker Safety
G4S, the global leader in security solutions, announces an exclusive partnership with Australian safety technology company Duress. This collaboration aims to enhance the protection of frontline staff across multiple sectors, utilising Duress's cutting-edge wearable devices. This partnership is set to elevate safety standards and provide unparalleled support to workers facing increasing threats of violence and anti-social behaviour by connecting frontline staff and security officers. Transformative Technology for Frontline Worker Protection. Duress has developed an advanced suite of body...
BSIA Appoint Martin Watson as New Association Chair
The British Security Industry Association (BSIA) has appointed Martin Watson as its new Chair at the Association’s Spring Forum and Annual General Meeting. With a background in fire, security and engineering spanning 40 years, Martin is currently Industry Laison Director for BSIA members Mitie Fire & Security Systems; he is also the Chair of the Fire Industry Association, and until recently, was Chair of the Association’s Security Systems section. Martin will take over the role from Simon Banks, who was appointed Chair in July 2018, overseeing significant changes over a six-year ...
Infologue Security News Editor Appointed Director of Salisbury Chamber of Commerce
On May 8th 2024, Infologue Security News Editor, Byron Logue, has been appointed as a Director of the Salisbury & District Chamber Of Commerce And Industry. The appointment occurred at the organisation’s Annual General Meeting held at the Salisbury Playhouse. Interconnective, the parent company of Infologue Security News, moved from their decades long headquarters in High Wycombe to their new, larger facility in Salisbury, Wiltshire in December last year. Interconnective is one of the UKs leading security equipment manufacturers that supply essential tools to the UK security sector...
Frontline Security Officers Recognised Across The UK For Keeping People, Property and Places Professionally Protected
The British Security Industry Association (BSIA) have announced its regional security personnel winners for 2024, recognising frontline security officers across the United Kingdom for their commitment to keeping people, property and places professionally protected. The BSIA’s regional security personnel awards are part of the Association’s British Security Awards, which will be held from 2024 at the Royal Lancaster London. All regional winners will now go forward as national finalists – the full list will be published on 16 May along with the security business finalists. For 25 ...
BSIA Cyber Exposure Mitigation Code of Practice Released
The British Security Industry Association (BSIA) has updated its manufacturers’ code of practice that recommends on the design, testing and manufacture of safety and security products with a cyber exposure, whilst aligning with major new UK legislation. Manufacturers of safety and security systems Cybersecurity code of practice is based on international industry best practice regarding cybersecurity and refers to recognised guidance and standards applied to safety and security systems. It aligns with UK’s consumer connectable product security regime, the UK Product Security and Telecommuni...
Comelit-PAC Announces Sponsorship Partnership with Skills for Security
Comelit-PAC announced its sponsorship partnership with Skills for Security, to support professional development and elevating standards across the security sector. The collaboration marks a significant milestone in Comelit-PAC's commitment to training and delivering excellence with Skills for Security showcasing its PAC access control portfolio and industry-leading Comelit video door entry. With its state-of-the-art training facilities at its Headquarters in Luton and Global Centre of Excellence in Manchester, the new partnership embraces opportunities to attract talent into the industr...
Job Centre Security Guards Set to Strike as New Figures Show More Than 80% Suffer Abuse at Work.
Over 1,000 job centre employees are poised to engage in strike action following the release of recent statistics indicating that over 80 percent of them endure workplace abuse. A survey conducted among over 900 workers scheduled to participate in the walkout reveals instances of staff encountering aggressive behaviours such as being bitten in the neck by dogs, punched, assaulted with screwdrivers, and facing customers exhibiting behaviour described as 'like wild animals.' Worker’s report experiencing verbal abuse regularly, including threats targeting their families, instances of rac...
Octavian Security UK Crowned as Champions of Diversity And Inclusion
Octavian Security UK offers a wide range of services that assist organizations in enhancing their security solutions. Octavian has diversified into facilities management functions, considering them as promising growth areas for the business that present significant synergy with clients' operational requirements. Security protection firm Octavian Security UK has been crowned a winner at the recent Nachural Entrepreneurship Awards, held at the King Power Stadium Leicester. Octavian Security UK, based in Bingham, Nottinghamshire, was the victor in the Excellence in Diversity & Inclusio...
Interconnective Director and Infologue Editor to Judge British Security Awards
On the 25th of April 2024, it was announced that Infologue Editor in Chief, Byron Logue had been appointed as one of the official national judges for this year’s British Security Awards, hosted by the British Security Industry Association (BSIA). The British Security Awards are the longest running security industry annual awards event where key figures gather to celebrate the achievements of individuals and teams in the UK security sector. This year, the glamorous event will take place on July 3rd at the Royal Lancaster Hotel. Byron Logue joined the security industry in 2018, taking ov...
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