Hopes for a long awaited decision to increase the pay of security personnel have been dashed with the Employment Regulation Order (ERO), which would have seen increased rates of pay and conditions improved, being set aside.
The move has dashed the hopes of some 16,000 people who work in the industry.
Sean Hall, Managing Director CEO Manguard Plus says “We are bitterly disappointed by this decision of the courts to have the ministerial order set aside resulting in the employment regulation order for the security industry being squashed. This comes about as a result of 3 companies objecting out of a total of 230 companies. Essentially this now means the proposed pay increase for security personnel will not go ahead. Security personnel work long and tiring hours in very responsible positions where they are required to be responsive to all sorts of incidents and situations. It’s a challenging career and as such we passionately believe that security officers should be remunerated accordingly”.