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Security guards call for insourcing

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They called on the premier to ensure job security for all security officials employed at both private companies and state entities

MEMBERS of the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) security sector marched to the Premier’s office yesterday to hand over a memorandum, calling for the insourcing of security services.

The memorandum stated that the working conditions of some security officials employed in certain government departments were unfavourable, where their health and safety was compromised.

“While unemployment is on the rise, security officials are increasingly being exposed to victimisation and are expected to work and live in dehumanising conditions. Security officials serve a very important role in protecting persons, properties and equipment, yet we are being exploited. We have experienced nothing but disastrous working conditions and unrealistic earnings.”

They called on the premier to ensure job security for all security officials employed at both private companies and state entities.

The memorandum indicated that many employees have been working on a month-to-month basis for a long time.

“Officials risk their lives in executing their duties to provide services for different departments yet are not being provided with adequate safety/protective equipment. We demand that no security officials working at any department should be paid late. We demand that the premier and government forces security employers to comply with the laws governing the provident fund.”