TORONTO, Ont. – Police are scheduled to be out in full force during the G20/G8 summits, but that might not be the case for some security guards.
Tear gas, rocks and eggs filled with urine are only some of the safety risks guards take if they go into work next weekend.
Sunil Ram, CEO Executive Security Services International – a private firm working both summits, has spoken with security guards who have voiced uncertainties. He said some have scheduled their vacation time during the summit, while others might call in sick. The bottom line, he told 680News, is that some of the workers just do not want to have anything to do with the situation.
“It’s just going to be too volatile of a situation, very unpredictable,” he said. “They don’t want any part of it because of the unknown factors. So, they just want to stay home.”
Toronto police have said they gave their employees ample notice, telling them 1 year ago “all hands on deck” during the summit weekend.