Come 2019 the wages of Security Officers will get a much-needed boost as recommended by the Security Tripartite Cluster (STC).
This afternoon, the Chairman of the STC and NTUC Assistant Secretary General Zainal Sapari announced the recommendations of the STC to uplift the security industry so that security officers have the needed skills and competencies to perform their roles well, as well as to attract more and younger Singaporeans to join the sector.
Here are the recommendations that you should take note of:
- Higher wage floors for security officer rank – $300, between 2019 to 2021; senior security officer and above – $285 between 2019 to 2021.
- Removal of Overtime Exemption (OTE) from January 2021 to improve working conditions and achieve better work-life balance for security officers.
- Annual increment of at least 3% per annum to the basic wage floors across all ranks.
- Differentiated minimum-maximum ratios: Security Officers – Min-Max ratio of 1.2; Senior Security Officers/Security Supervisors – Min-Max ratio of 1.3; Senior Security Supervisors – Min-Max ratio of 1.5
- Engagement session and publicity efforts will be done in the coming year. Seminars and briefing sessions with security agencies and service buyers to communicate the STC recommendations.
“We focus on the Progressive Wage Model where we hope that the salary paid to the security officers will commensurate with the level of training that they have, the level of responsibility that they are shouldering. But at the same time, we want to attract younger people into the industry, we have to make sure that there is career progression for people working in this industry. ” – STC Chairman Zainal Sapari