1st June 2017
The Irish Security Industry Association (ISIA) is pleased to announce the implementation of a new Security Employment Regulation Order (ERO) SI 231 of 2017, guaranteeing improved pay and conditions for Security officers employed in the private security industry in Ireland.
Following months of negotiations and working collaboratively, both the union and employer representatives agreed on pay increases that will see the security industry exceed the living wage by 2019. On the 1st June 2017, employees in the private security industry will have their hourly pay increased from €10.75 to €11.05, enjoying pay that exceeds the current minimum wage by more than 19%. The ERO also guarantees an increase in pay in 2018 to €11.35 an hour and a further increase in pay on the 1st June 2019 to €11.65 an hour, exceeding the current living wage of €11.50 an hour.
The new ERO has now been approved by the Labour Court and was signed into law by Minister of State for Employment and Small Business, Pat Breen T.D.
Speaking on the introduction of the new ERO, Alan Durnan, Chairman of the Irish Security Industry Association (ISIA) Guarding Division and an appointed representative of the Security Industry JLC, stated 'this is a great result for both the employers and employees of our industry. Improved terms and conditions for Security officers are critical to attract and retain the calibre of personnel, required to protect property, assets and information in a sector which is attracting global brands and facing stiff competition for skilled labour'.