Security Tripartite Cluster Press Release by Admin

Posted on 8/31/2016 12:00:00 AM


CLOSE TO 30,000 LOCAL WORKERS IN THE PRIVATE SECURITY INDUSTRY ON TRACK TO HIGHER WAGES AND BETTER CAREER PROGRESSION

From 1 September 2016, the Progressive Wage Model (PWM) for the security industry will be incorporated into the Police Licensing and Regulatory Department (PLRD)’s existing licensing framework for private security agencies. All private security officers must be trained and paid wages according to the PWM for the security industry that was released by the Security Tripartite Cluster (STC) and accepted by the Government in October 2014.

Penalties for non-compliance

PLRD and Ministry of Manpower will conduct enforcement and investigations on private security agencies and companies to ensure that they adhere to the licensing conditions and pay their private security officers salaries in line with the PWM. Private security agencies and security officers are reminded that they face stiff penalties and may risk not having their licenses renewed if they fail to comply with the licensing requirements. Employers with in-house security officers must ensure that their security officers comply with the licensing requirements. Service buyers are also encouraged to work with their security service providers to ensure compliance with the licensing requirement.

STC members are closely monitoring the manpower landscape in the industry and will continually reach out to the industry to encourage the security officers to continuously upgrade their competencies so as to progress up the PWM ladder.

Reference:

National Trades Union Congress, Media Release – STC on implementation of PWM

For more details on the STC’s recommendations, please visit

http://www.ntuc.org.sg/SecurityTripartiteCluster

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