Private Motion: Private Security Industry Standards and Regulations

Senate - 1st Session - 9th Republican Parliament

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)

29 Jan 2008
Senate Debate - Day 1Hansard
3 speakersShow Speakers
1.Senator Wade Mark [Opposition Senator]
2.Senator Dr. Ramesh Deosaran [Independent Senator]
3.The Honourable Rennie Dumas [Tobago East] [Minister of Labour and Small and Micro-Enterprise Development]
26 Feb 2008
Senate Debate - Day 2Hansard
1 speakersShow Speakers
1.Senator Dr. Adesh Nanan [Opposition Senator]
22 Apr 2008
Senate Debate - Day 3Hansard
5 speakersShow Speakers
1.Senator the Honourable Martin Joseph [Minister of National Security]
2.Senator Dana Seetahal SC [Independent Senator]
3.Senator Mohammed Faisal Rahman [Opposition Senator]
4.Senator Helen Drayton [Independent Senator]
5.Senator Dr. Jennifer Kernahan [Opposition Senator]
3 Jun 2008
Senate Debate - Day 4Hansard
3 speakersShow Speakers
1.Senator Dr. Jennifer Kernahan [Opposition Senator]
2.Senator Cindy Devika Sharma [Opposition Senator]
3.Senator Wade Mark [Opposition Senator]