Employment Regulation Order approved to increase pay for the security industry

Damien English TD, Minister of State for Business, Employment and Retail has accepted a proposal for an Employment Regulation Order for the Security Industry. The Order will commence on Monday the 29th of August 2022, providing a new minimum rate of pay of €12.50 per hour. The Order also provides for a second increase to minimum €12.90 per hour from the 1 February 2023.

Minister English said:

‘I am pleased to approve this Employment Regulation Order which will commence on 29 August 2022.

I would like to thank the members of the Joint Labour Committee and those interested parties who submitted submissions as part of the public consultation for their contributions to this process. The Security Industry Joint Labour Committee is a good example of how effective the reformed Joint Labour Committee system can be when representatives of employees and employers voluntarily negotiate together to identify a mutually beneficial agreement.

I believe that for workers, the advantage of Joint Labour Committees is that they see fair secure terms and conditions such as wage rates, sick pay etc. agreed and, for some employers, the advantage of the system, based as it is on the principle of self-governance, means that they can agree and set minimum pay and conditions, agree on work practices which are custom-made to their industry’.

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