Union Flash Mob

March 1st, 2012

Are union tactics changing? Have the rules changed when it comes to protests and picketing? Recently the USW and Occupy Toronto gathered for a flash mob at the BMO Building. The union was on strike for an extended period and was becoming increasingly frustrated. As a result members of the union and the occupy movement held a gathering to bring attention to their cause. What security challenges will this present in the future? Contingency plans will now need to take into consideration additional security threats as well as potential damage to the brand caused by such events. A greater focus on security will need to be placed on secondary locations as such head offices, affiliated locations, suppliers as well as financial institutions that provide funding to operate these organizations. In addition to security requirements, there is also a growing need for crisis communication expertise. Because many of these actions are mobilized rapidly, the ability to communicate to both internal and external stakeholders in real time will be necessary.

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