LUDERITZ: Minister of Labour and Social Welfare Immanuel Ngatjizeko says the proposed minimum wage for security guards will be gazetted in September.
This means the minimum wage for security guards will increase from the current N.dollars 3,80 to N.dollars 5 an hour.
The Security Association of Namibia (SAN), the Namibia Security Guards and Watchmen Union (NASGWU) and the Namibia Independent Security Union (NISU) concluded an agreement on the minimum wage increment with the Labour Ministry in June this year.
Speaking during a consultative meeting with labour unions in Lüderitz here on Saturday, Ngatjizeko said after receiving a report that there were no objections to the increase, the ministry is preparing to gazette the minimum wage so that it can be implemented.
The Labour Minister stated that a lot of people misunderstood the agreement, as they were under the impression that the new minimum wage would be implemented immediately after the signing of the agreement.
He however explained that security companies will only start paying the new minimum wage after the agreement is gazetted.