Keith Carmichael

St Catharines, Ontario

Keith Carmichael

I Support the Fair Wage Bill Because:

I have worked in the security industry for a quarter of a century. I have worked in every aspect of security,i.e. loss prevention,labor dispute,doorman,bouncer,hospital,guard shack,event security, and so on. I am trained as an emergency medical technician, i have a certificate in youth and childhood studies,a certificate in studies the Canadian justice system. smart serve, CPR/FIRST AID and i am ordained as a pastor Yet i only make from 11.00hr to 12.50 an hr as a professional. and i am a professional. One of the problems the industry has is warm body security agencies that will hire anybody to fill a uniform and stick them on a site to put money in their pocket with no regard for the client or the guard. i have also worked for companies that will work their people for any where from 12 to 16 hours in inclement weather with few if any breaks. On the other hand i have also worked for agencies that are highly professional and motivated to take care of the client and the needs of their security people. It is about time that we as security professionals are recognized and payed accordingly .