Private security body condemns bid to bar single mothers working nights

The Guyana Association of Private Security Organiza-tions (GAPSO) yesterday strongly condemned the announcement by the Government to effectively ban single mothers from working nights in the private security sector.

A press release from the group follows a statement from the Office of the Minister within the Ministry of Social Protection, Keith Scott, who has direct responsibility for labour, which stated that the ministry intended to “minimize in the first instance and eventually eliminate night work for single mothers within the Private Security Industry.”

Scott had made an announcement on the 24th August, that in pursuit of his “noble idea” that he was going to request senior government officials to ensure immediately that the contracts for the provision of private security services provide for the exclusion of single mothers from night work…..