|Security Guard Remuneration|
WAGES COUNCILS ACT 1947
Wages Councils (Wages Regulation Order) (Statutory Minimum
Remuneration of Private Security Guard) Order 2010
The Minister of Human Resources, Y.B. Datuk Dr. S. Subramaniam, on 17th March 2010 in exercise of the powers conferred by Section 12(3) of the Wages Councils Act 1947 issued the Wages Councils (Wages Regulation Order) (Statutory Minimum Remuneration of Private Security Guard) Order 2010.
The said Order provides as follows: -
“Statutory minimum remuneration
2. (1) A full time worker employed as a security guard by a private agency licensed under section 3 of the Private Agencies Act 1971 [Act 27] for the purpose of providing security services in the area specified in column (1) of the Schedule shall be entitled to the statutory minimum remuneration specified in column (2).”
The above Order was gazetted under P.U. (A) 87 on 1st April 2010 and the Order comes into operation on 1st July 2010. A copy of the relevant Gazette Notification is enclosed for the kind information of members.
The schedule to subparagraph 2(1) on the Statutory Minimum Rate is as follows: -
As members are aware, the above Order is only applicable to a security guard employed by a private agency licensed under the Private Agencies Act 1971. As far as Auxiliary Policemen (AP) in plantations are concerned, they are normally appointed under the Police Act 1967 and, thus, the above Order is not applicable to such AP.
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