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Security guards’ shift hours: Union replies

Posted on: Thursday June 23, 2016

The Union of Security Employees agrees with Mr Kang Choon Tian (“Get rid of 12-hour shifts in security industry”; Monday), and has been actively working on improving and uplifting the sector, especially over the past three years. The union has pushed strongly for the implementation of the Progressive Wage Model (PWM), where there is a …

The security guard: $400 pay hike in six months

Posted on: Sunday June 19, 2016

Asked to describe the job of a security guard, one might say ” “tedious”, perhaps, or even “boring”. But security supervisor Wan Teruna calls it “fast-paced”. The 37-year-old says: “I’m always walking around, clocking in, talking to people.” Mr Wan has spent just over six months at security firm Soverus, but he has a decade’s …