Information Minister urges security guards facing contract-related issues to engage the Labour Ministry

Information Minister, Robert Morgan is urging security guards facing contract-related issues to protect their rights by formally engaging the Labour Ministry.


This amid claims that some security companies have asked guards to sign employment contracts, requiring them to waive their rights to benefits for years of service.


The security guards are transitioning from contract workers to employees, following a Supreme Court ruling.


Responding to questions about the Government’s role in addressing the matter during a Post-Cabinet press briefing this morning (April 12), Mr Morgan explained that while the Government has seen reports relating to the guards’ concerns, no formal engagement has been made on the matter.


He explained further that the Government cannot intervene unless the workers explore the various channels of redress.

At least one trade union has indicated that it has set up a legal team to assist the guards with their case.


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