Move to bar security firms from using single mothers during night shifts could harm employment – de Souza

The Ministry of Social Protection’s move to bar security companies from putting single mothers to work night shifts has been described as a “cheap and nasty suggestion” that will create problems, according to Red Thread coordinator Karen de Souza, who pointed out that firms might send the mothers home or refrain from hiring them as a result.

A press release from the office of Minister within the Ministry of Social Protection Keith Scott, who has direct responsibility for labour, said that the ministry has no intention of relenting on its agenda to “minimise in the first instance and eventually eliminate night work for single mothers within the Private Security Industry.”….