Union demands licenced firearms for cash-in-transit workers

The Motor Transport Workers Union will be taking to the streets on 11 July to voice concerns with the conditions under which they work, especially with regards to the recent escalations in cash-in-transit heists.

Union spokesperson Hlasinyane Motaung says they will be demanding training for their members on how to handle heist situations.

The union is also demanding that the companies get firearm licences for their members because it believes the workers need them.

Read: More arrests are imminent in connection with the cash-in-transit heists - Hawks

We are saying to the government please come to the party and assist these companies in acquiring the firearms licences that are needed because that seems to be a big problem.

Hlasinyane Motaung, The Motor Transport Workers Union spokesperson

We know what is currently happening with this cash-in-transit heists. We always say thank God when there is no death encountered during the robbery.

Hlasinyane Motaung, The Motor Transport Workers Union spokesperson

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