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1st Session of the 9th Republican Parliament

Private Motion: Private Security Industry Standards and Regulations

WHEREAS there exist in Trinidad and Tobago a privately run security Industry which employs in excess of fifty thousand security guards who are unprecepted;

AND WHEREAS these unprecepted security officers are required to work under conditions which may be inconsistent with the provisions of the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA);

AND WHEREAS many guards are remunerated at low rates of pay thereby requiring many to work excessively long hours;

AND WHEREAS there is a need for government to protect the rights of these workers and to guard them against exploitation;

AND WHEREAS the government has not established the necessary standards and regulations to govern the private security industry;

BE IT RESOLVED that the government take all necessary steps to ensure that unprecepted private security guards are not exploited by virtue of the high demand for security services; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the government take all the necessary measures to enact into law the relevant legislation to establish the necessary standards and regulations that would govern the private security industry.

(By Senator Wade Mark)

First Debated: 29-Jan-2008
Approved on: 3-Jun-2008
Speakers in the:
Senate
29-Jan-2008 Senate Debate - Day 1 | Hansard PDF icon (194.9 kb)
Sen. Wade Mark [Opposition Senator]
Sen. Prof. Ramesh Deosaran [Independent Senator]
Hon. Rennie Dumas, MP [Tobago East] [Minister of Labour and Small and Micro-Enterprise Development]
26-Feb-2008 Senate Debate - Day 2 | Hansard PDF icon (230.8 kb)
Sen. Dr. Adesh Nanan [Opposition Senator]
22-Apr-2008 Senate Debate - Day 3 | Hansard PDF icon (394.6 kb)
Sen. the Hon. Martin Joseph [Minister of National Security]
Sen. Dana Seetahal, SC [Independent Senator]
Sen. Mohammed Faisal Rahman [Opposition Senator]
Sen. Helen Drayton [Independent Senator]
Sen. Dr. Jennifer Kernahan [Opposition Senator]
03-Jun-2008 Senate Debate - Day 4 | Hansard PDF icon (220.4 kb)
Sen. Dr. Jennifer Kernahan [Opposition Senator]
Sen. Cindy Devika Sharma [Opposition Senator]
Sen. Wade Mark [Opposition Senator]