Employers in May Day alert

first_imgEmployers in May Day alertOn 18 Apr 2001 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. Employers have been drawingup plans to protect staff and customers during the anti-capitalist marchesscheduled for May Day.Activists have dubbedthis year’s demonstration as “May Day Monopoly” after the property buyingboard game. Demonstration organisers have distributed a game guide on theInternet, identifying targets on the famous Monopoly streets (www.maydaymonopoly.net). On Oxford Street, forexample, Carphone Warehouse is highlighted, with, “Sells Vodafone, keyplayers in pushing for the construction of the Newbury by-pass.” Coutts & Co andthe Savoy Hotel are listed on the Strand, with the comment, “Where richand famous scum stay.”Peta Clifton, seniorHR manager at Carphone Warehouse, said the company is taking the threatseriously. Last year, its branch on the Strand was damaged. The company hastaken advice from the police and branch managers have been briefed to secureemployees and customers within the branch if there is any sign of violence.The retailer’s staffworking on or adjacent to the route, such as its loss prevention team, will bekept informed on the day of the demonstration’s progress. They have beenprovided with emergency contact numbers, and all branch security measures,including CCTV cameras, have been tested. Previous Article Next Articlelast_img read more