Security association requests fee of N$ 17.50 for contracts – National

The Security Association of Namibia (SAN) is pushing for regulations requiring a minimum hourly rate of N$17.50 for security contracts.

This call aims to ensure that security companies can afford to pay their guards the national minimum wage.

Currently, entry-level guards receive N$8.75 per hour, while more experienced guards receive N$10 per hour.

SAN chairperson Dhiginina Uutaapama, speaking at a minimum wage consultation in Windhoek on Tuesday, said many companies choose to hire cheaper security service providers, which in turn leads to security guards receiving higher wages. low.

“Regulations are lacking and it is necessary. The absence of regulations leads to (security) companies charging for their services below the minimum wage,” Uutaapama said.

Corinus Kotzé, vice president of SAN, also spoke at the event and said that many security companies find themselves in a situation where they have to lay off their employees.

“We need to find a solution to meet each other halfway to ensure that the business is maintained and therefore the jobs of our employees are also maintained,” Kotzé said.

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