The Security JLC agreed a series of increases to the €11.65 rate back in April 2021, but 3 security companies sought and were granted an injunction against the Minister from commencing the Order until the High Court had adjudicated upon a number of related objections to the way the Labour Court/JLC had deliberated on the matter.
In an announcement this week, the Minister indicated that he had accepted a new recommendation from the JLC to increase the rate to €12.50 from August 29th, with a further increase approved on February 1st,2023 of 40 cents, bringing the hourly rate to €12.90.
A number of CSNA members engage Security personnel and should also be aware that a new unsocial hour’s premium of an extra €2.80 per hour (with a minimum of 3 hours/€8.40) must be paid if at least 3 hours work is rostered between 2100hrs and 0700hrs.
There are additional agreements relating to Annual leave computation, Working Hours, Rest Periods, etc. Any security guard called in (or scheduled) to do a shift of less than 4 hours will attract a minimum of 4 hours pay, unless that person is engaged in a Part-Time capacity.