Following on from the section 42B(12)(b) hearing on the 18 January 2021 the Division of the Court to whom this matter was assigned met to consider the proposals on the 26 January 2021.

While the Division was not satisfied that it should adopt the proposals for a Security Industry Employment REgulation Order (ERO) as submitted, it is willing to adopt them subject to certain amendments. This has been communicated to the Joint Labour Committee in accordance with section 42B (13) of the Industrial Relations Act 1946 which provides as follows:

  1. Where the Court is not satisfied that it should adopt the proposals of a joint labour committee, it may submit to the committee amended proposals which the Court is willing to adopt.
  2. The committee may, if it thinks fit, submit the amended proposals, with or without modifications, to the Court.
  3. The Court may, as it thinks proper, adopt the proposals submitted under paragraph(b) or refuse to adopt the proposals.

The proposals have since been amended and adopted by the Security Industry Joint Labour Committee (JLC) and the amended proposal was submitted to the Labour Court.  The draft proposals for a Security Industry ERO were sent to the Minister of State at the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment on the 19 February 2021, in accordance with section 42C(1) of the industrial Relations Act 1946.

The draft proposals if signed by the Minister would see the following increases applied to security guards hourly rate of pay:

  • €12.05 per hour – From the 1st June 2021 or from the date of signature by the Minister, whichever is the later
  • €12.50 per hour – From the 1st June 2022
  • €12.90 per hour – From the 1st June 2023

The draft ERO may be accessed below and further information is available here