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Wage plan for security guards to be drawn up as early as October

Pay may rise by at least $300, but firms say they need time to adjust

Published on Aug 27, 2014 7:33 AM
 
A security guard on patrol at Nex shopping mall on Dec 5, 2012. Security guards can look forward to a possible increase of at least $300 in basic monthly pay from as early as October. -- PHOTO: ST FILE

Security guards can look forward to a possible increase of at least $300 in basic monthly pay from as early as October.

That is when a committee of government officials, union leaders and security firms is expected to draw up a wage ladder for guards after completing a review of salaries and working conditions in the sector.

Once the wage ladder is ready, the Government will make it a compulsory part of licensing conditions for security companies, National Trades Union Congress (NTUC) assistant secretary-general Zainal Sapari told a union event yesterday.

He warned security firms: "If you do not pay your security officers salary based on the progressive wage model, then your licence won't be renewed."

 
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