G4S Security Guard Workplace Update

Most of us have learned by now that G4S Canada and CIVEO have dissolved their contract together and therefore have ended the partnership between the two companies in the Northern Alberta Oil Sands camps where our union members live and work. Paladin Security will be now be taking over all G4S security duties with CIVEO for the next three months. 
 
Through our decades of experience representing workers in this province, we know companies will come and go, but UFCW Local 401 will always be around to support and protect our union members, no matter what changes are happening around us.
 
Currently, we are looking at our legal options as regards our ability to protect G4S Security Guards. We may file an Application for Successorship in this matter, which would allow the union to continue operating in the workplace despite the change in employer. These types of applications have been successful in the past and may be employed as part of our strategy as we fight for the rights of G4S employees. 
 
CIVEO has proven repeatedly they are an uncaring, anti-worker company concerned only with their bottom line. In times of stress, CIVEO makes the worker suffer while their pockets bulge with profits. The company refuses to acknowledge its responsibility in creating a situation of financial hardship and suffering for the hardworking Security Guards at G4S. CIVEO can afford to keep G4S employees on its payroll, they simply choose not to in the name of a quick dollar. 
 
UFCW Local 401 will continue to fight against CIVEO management and their violation of the rights of our union members. We will continue to unionize any Security Guards that come into the Oil Sands. In these times of economic strife, the value of a Union Contract is now more important than ever and UFCW Local 401 will continue to fight to ensure the rights of all Canadian workers in this province are represented. 
 
For questions or more information on the unionization process, please contact UFCW Local 401 Union Organizer Saba Mossagizi confidentially at 780-920-3773 or smossagizi@ufcw401.ab.ca.