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Guard in G4S Olympic role snub claim
A CWMBRAN man who got a job with Olympic security firm G4S to work at the Games says he has received no employment with them so far.
Dylan Mallett, 57, of Miskin Green, applied for a job to work at this summer’s Olympics with the firm and was given a role as team leader after attending an interviewin March. This would see him responsible for around 20 general security guards at events at the Games.
Mr Mallett completed basic training in Stratford for the role over two weekends in June and received a payroll number. But he says he has since received no employment at the London event despite sending e-mails asking about work. It has previously been reported that the firm could not deliver enough security guards for the event.
Mr Mallet has spent around £300 on travel and accommodation while receiving his training and has turned away other opportunities, including being a general volunteer at the Olympics, while waiting for possible work. Mr Mallett, who retired from his job as a forensic psychiatric nurse in Gwent two years ago, said: “I thought it would be good experience and an ideal opportunity.
It annoysmewhen I’ve paid for the training.”
Mr Mallett also had his driving licence retained by G4S but after contacting Monmouth MPDavidDavies,whowrote to the firm, he has since received this back.
Nobody from G4S would comment.