In Summary
  • Guards want human resource manager sacked, accusing him of spearheading implementation of the new changes.

More than 300 private security guards belonging to the G4S security firm in Nakuru on Monday downed their tools to protest against alleged poor working conditions and reduction of their salaries.

The guards, who provide security services to various institutions, including banks, colleges, universities and offices, disrupted services and camped outside the giant security firm offices at the heart of Nakuru town as they demanded salary hike.

They called for the removal of the companies’ human resource manager, whom they accused of spearheading implementation of the new changes.

The Kenya National Private Security Workers Union G4S Secretary General Brian Otieno said the firm management forced the workers to sign letters agreeing to lower salaries.

Mr Otieno said the workers were shocked to find their November salaries reduced by at least between Sh4, 000 and Sh6, 000.

This, according to the official, was in disregard of court orders issued in April 2018, stopping the review and dismissals.

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