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GMB Brings 80 Security Workers Together To Discuss Disgracefully High Level Of Attacks Against Cash And Valuables In Transit (CVIT) Workers

76% of Cash & Valuables in Transit (CVIT) attacks recorded in the EU occur in the UK Government Minister Vernon Cocker to address Nottingham conference 17/18 April

GMB, Britain’s major security workers Union, is holding a special two day conference in Nottingham of 80 security workers who will discuss the scandalously high level of attacks against security workers delivering Britain’s cash and valuables. These workers are responsible for ensuring that there is sufficient cash in society to keep the economy moving.

The GMB Security Workers Conference take place from:
13.00 ON

Nottingham MP and Home Office Minister Vernon Cocker will address the conference at 10.30 a.m. on Friday 18th April. In his time at the Home Office Vernon Cocker convened a major conference on the issue of CVIT attacks with representatives from industry, senior police officers and the banking industry as well as GMB. Vernon chairs regular meetings with these groups, working on a delivery plan designed to reduce CVIT attacks.

GMB has been working with the British Security Industry Association (BSIA), the Home Office and Police around the UK, trying to reduce the worst attack record in Europe. Earlier this year GMB and BSIA asked other EU countries for help and advice on guidance on how to reduce to number of attacks to the level of other EU countries as 76% of Cash & Valuables in Transit (CVIT) attacks recorded in the EU occur in the UK.

Gary Smith, GMB National Secretary said, “No matter what, the levels generally are too high and in London efforts need to be redoubled. Figures released by the British Security Industry Association earlier this year show a 28% drop in cash-in-transit attacks since the implementation of a proactive partnership initiative between the Police, GMB trade union, and the banking, retail and security industries, which has been strongly supported by Government Ministers.”


Contact: Gary Smith, GMB National Secretary on 07710 618909 or GMB Press Office: Steve Pryle on 07921 289880 or Rose Conroy on 07974 251823.</P

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