Guards' wage model 'different'
Their pay structure may differ from cleaners' as overtime work is common
The wage model for the security sector may be different from that for the cleaning sector when it is eventually legislated by law.
This is because the model will have to take into account overtime pay, said security firms and industry players.
Unlike cleaners, who work 44-hour weeks, guards typically work 72 hours each week, or 12-hour shifts each day over six days.
Although the Manpower Ministry's latest wage data showed the guards' basic monthly salary of $800 is lower than the cleaners' $850, their gross monthly salary is much higher at $1,700 because of overtime pay.