Security guards providing services to be regarded as employees, effective today
Effective today (April 1) security guards providing services are to be regarded as employees, not contract workers.
This following a ruling by the Supreme Court, last September.
However, several guards are not pleased with some of the terms of the new employment contracts offered by security companies and have refused to sign.
The guards said the companies warned that failure to sign the new contracts, would result in them not being allowed to work.
President of the Jamaica Association for Private Security, JAPS Teddy Lee Gray, told Irie FM News that today is a bitter-sweet day for the security industry.
He stressed that guards should only sign the new contracts if they agree to the terms.
Mr. Gray is urging the Ministry of Labour to intervene.