Strike Security Provided by AFIMAC
Strike and picket line security for corporations and government organizations are necessary for anyone facing heated worker strikes or general protests. It can help ensure the safety of your workplace and the human resources that help support your business, along with ensuring your safety. The risks facing corporations across North America include so much more than natural disasters and pandemics.
Explore a long list of offerings from the global leaders in strike security and executive protection. AFIMAC has worked closely alongside a number of North American government agencies experiencing political demonstrations in the workplace and public places. Ensure that all demonstrators protest peacefully while managing the risk to both people and property.
Protest Security for Political Activism
Political activism has become increasingly common, with several groups banding together to protest against the state of the government, rising costs of living, and vaccine mandates. In Europe, the general public has taken to demonstrations in major cities and small rural towns to protest the rising costs of living and an emerging housing crisis that is hitting both renters and homeowners. North America is expected to follow suit in 2023 as everyday citizens turn to the government to address these issues.
In other instances, political activism has pushed the boundaries of what is deemed to be “peaceful” protests, with certain groups focusing their efforts on medical facilities, highways, and public spaces. Preparations for heated protests require careful planning alongside a qualified security company that can spot risks, dispatch resources, and predict the movements of demonstrations before they happen. Failure to plan for and address political protests can create significant risks to the general public.
Strike Security for Union Strikes
Union sentiment continues to grow among workforces that are feeling the pinch from rising costs of living, including food and rent. Many workers simply have no option other than to request more from their employer in terms of wages and benefits. When the costs of living in 2023 continue to soar above worker wages, many employers should be bracing for a strike, unionization, or labor shortages.
AFIMAC is unique in that it can address both the security concerns of a worker strike and contingent workforces. Picketing workforces create security risks that could cause harm to your executive leaders, skeleton workforces, and the general public. Difficult strikes can sometimes lead to extensive property damage to your workplace. AFIMAC can provide protective drivers for crossing the picket line, along with a number of surveillance resources. Strikes often call for ongoing surveillance techniques that can hold striking workers accountable, as the temptation to act out can be high when tempers flare. All our resources can be dispatched across North America on incredibly short notice, helping you to address potential or ongoing labor unrest quickly.
Can a Protest or Labor Dispute Be Predicted?
Social listening tools can help address the risks of labor strikes and protests. When predictive social listening tools spot threats before they happen, corporations and government agencies can save precious hours and use this time to prepare appropriately.
During a labor strike, the onus remains on the employer to provide a safe workplace for all staff, regardless of whether they are on strike. Social listening tools can sift through thousands of social posts and determine if there is a growing risk of a strike or unionization, helping the employer prepare their workplace. Often a strike means a full shutdown of business operations. However, with AFIMAC, many employers can leverage our security resources and contingent workforces to maintain operations while senior leaders negotiate with union representatives.
Full-Service Security Solutions by AFIMAC Global
AFIMAC actively works to help Fortune 500 companies address their duty of care obligations to their workforces while navigating the complexities of strikes, protests, and work stoppages. Social listening tools adhere to all North American privacy laws and place the right information in the hands of senior leaders that can help them plan and address strikes before they cause harm to others.
Should a striking worker or member of the public become injured due to a strike, the employer could be held liable for failing to address these risks appropriately. AFIMAC can carefully document the events during a strike.
Contact AFIMAC today to learn more about the options available to employers who require security resources, contingent workforces, and strike security teams that can help you plan for difficult labor turmoil. Fill out the form below and speak with an AFIMAC representative today.