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Keep armoured car drivers as safe as the cargo they protect

Public safety, and the safety of armoured car employees, is increasingly jeopardized by the lack of comprehensive industry regulation.

New entrants to the industry and established firms are engaging in heightened price competition on the basis of lowered security standards, resulting in a higher risk of gun crime through armed robbery and providing easier targets for organized crime.

Since 2000, there have been more than 70 attacks on armoured cars in Canada, including three fatalities and two serious injuries.

Safety standards and regulations for the armoured car sector in Canada have fallen behind other jurisdictions around the world. The patchwork of current rules is ineffective, over-lapping and at times contradictory. It has resulted in minimal regulation.

The Unifor has launched a national campaign calling on federal lawmakers to develop a comprehensive regulatory framework - to enhance safety and prevent crime by establishing minimum standards in employee training, vehicle specifications, crew complements and safety equipment requirements.

To read the letter President Jerry Dias sent to to Minister Blaney, click here (PDF).

Download the May 24 rally leaflet – safety is our business click here (PDF)

Our Policy Proposal

Read Armed and Safe: Enhancing public safety and preventing crime through better regulation of Canada's armoured car industry:

Armed_and Safe (PDF)

Take Action!

Download and sign the petition:

Armoured_car_Petition (PDF)

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Campaign Updates

Unifor sends a second letter to Minister Blaney

1/20/2015 -

Unifor today sent a letter to federal Minister of Public Safety Steven Blaney, along with a petition signed by hundreds of armoured car workers and Unifor members, calling on the federal government “to develop a comprehensive regulatory framework for the armoured car industry, establish minimum standards on employee training, vehicle specifications, crew compliments and safety equipment.”

To read the letter, click here.

Armoured car campaign update

12/18/2014 -

Armoured car members at Unifor have been very active over the last year,
pushing for important changes in the industry to make conditions safer for
everyone – both the workers carrying out the critical job of keeping the economy
moving, and the public in general. Here is a report back about our actions and
successes so far.

To see the complete update click here

Unifor responds to recent attack on armoured car driver

10/30/2014 -

On the evening of October 29, an armoured truck robbery occurred in the Montreal neighborhood of Rosemont once again establishing the need for a national taskforce to look into safety standards in the armoured car industry.

To read the whole story click here.