Union directs security guards be spared salary deductions

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KNPSWU secretary General Bro Isaac Andabwa has issued a warning to private security firms should they move ahead and cut employees’ salaries.

He cautioned against withholding and or deducting their salaries during this fragile covid 19 pandemic.

In a letter that was directed to the ministry of interior and coordination and copied to the ministry of labour, The regulator private security and COTU, Mr Andabwa pointed out Wells Fargo ltd and Securex security co ltd companies for either withholding or deducting salaries for the month March.

“Today we have received complaints from Wells Fargo and Securex security company guards, we don’t know who next. Under employment act and ILO, no employer is allowed to deduct salary of an employee without consent.

We therefore demand immediate release of the withheld and or deducted salaries without further delays and conditions” the KNPSWU secretary general said.

In the letter addressed to Dr Matiang’is ministry under whose docket security belongs, Bro Andabwa was optimistic that the plight of guards will be addressed forthwith. Failure to which KNPSWU will have no options but to seek further remedial actions to safeguard the interests of its members in this case the private security guards