Labour Ministry to charge security firms over wages

Strategic Action Security Services owes hundreds of millions in unpaid wages to its employees and will be taken to court by the Labour Ministry as it seeks to have the firm’s employees paid what is owed to them, Labour Minister Nanda Gopaul said today.

In June 2012, the government raised the minimum wage for several categories of workers, including security guards, from $4,500, to $6,160 per week. An increase was also granted to workers in categories including hotel workers, night clubs, guest houses and discotheques.

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