Daily Archives: July 16, 2012

Statement regarding the Olympic Games Security Contract

[Translate] Statement regarding the Olympic Games Security Contract G4S is totally committed to delivering a safe, secure and successful London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games The Company is entering the final stages of an extremely complex workforce supply contract which … Continue reading

Posted in Companies, Contracts, UK | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Flyer – DM Letter from Mark Hamilton – G4S note to its managers

[Translate] Flyer – DM Letter from Mark Hamilton – G4S note to its managers 29 June 2012 Dear Sir/Madam I am writing to convey my assurance and thanks to many of you who have been patiently waiting to be informed … Continue reading

Posted in Companies, Contracts, UK | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Documents show ‘just in time’ G4S culture

[Translate] Channel 4 News Documents show ‘just in time’ G4S culture Monday 16 July 2012 In an internal G4S memo, the embattled Olympics contractor justifies its last-minute security strategy by claiming it was neither practical nor cost-effective to train everyone … Continue reading

Posted in Companies, Contracts, UK | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

The Department of Labor and the Supreme Group, A Cover Up?

[Translate] The Department of Labor and the Supreme Group, A Cover Up? Posted by defensebaseactcomp on July 16, 2012 In the second quarter of 2010 The Department of Labor reports that the Supreme Group had 192 employee death claims filed http://www.dol.gov/owcp/dlhwc/dbaallemployer6-30-10.htm … Continue reading

Posted in Casualties, Companies | Tagged , | Leave a comment

PAUL DOUGLAS BURKE, APPELLANT v. AIR SERV INTERNATIONAL, INC.,ET AL., APPELLEES

[Translate] United States Court of Appeals FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA CIRCUIT Argued January 20, 2012 Decided July 13, 2012 No. 11-7037 PAUL DOUGLAS BURKE, APPELLANT v. AIR SERV INTERNATIONAL, INC.,ET AL., APPELLEES

Posted in Afghanistan, Casualties, Companies, Legal | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Military Contractor’s Action-Packed Negligence Suit Blocked for Lack of Expert Testimony on Standard of Care

[Translate] Military Contractor’s Action-Packed Negligence Suit Blocked for Lack of Expert Testimony on Standard of Care Posted on July 16, 2012 Judge Garland’s latest opinion has something for everyone: helicopters and horses, ambushes and duels, AK-47s and six-shooters, Afghanistan and the … Continue reading

Posted in Afghanistan, Legal | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Just barmy: G4S fails to recruit and train enough Olympic security so army steps in… and WE pay £15m

[Translate] Just barmy: G4S fails to recruit and train enough Olympic security so army steps in… and WE pay £15m Reuters MORE than 3,500 troops were parachuted in to fix the G4S Olympic staffing fiasco yesterday – at a cost … Continue reading

Posted in Companies, Contracts, UK | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Send for more troops: Three extra battalions stand by in Olympic security farce

[Translate] Send for more troops: Three extra battalions stand by in Olympic security farce Under pressure: G4S boss Nick Buckles could be forced out over London 2012 recruitment scandal Reuters Blundering G4S boss Nick Buckles was fighting for his job … Continue reading

Posted in Companies, Contracts, UK | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

UK government downplays Olympic security snafu

[Translate] UK government downplays Olympic security snafu By the CNN Wire Staff updated 8:44 PM EDT, Sun July 15, 2012 STORY HIGHLIGHTS Sports Secretary Jeremy Hunt says it’s normal for some contractors to fall through G4S admits it cannot provide … Continue reading

Posted in Companies, Contracts, UK | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Boris Johnson: We all knew about Olympics security problems ages ago

[Translate] Boris Johnson: We all knew about Olympics security problems ages ago Related Articles Police to be drafted in from Scotland to fill Olympics security gaps ‘How I went unchallenged through two checkpoints’ Peter Dominiczak Martin Bentham Joe Murphy 16 … Continue reading

Posted in Companies, Contracts, UK | Tagged , , | Leave a comment