SIPTU members have welcomed the new Employment Regulation Order (ERO) for the contract security industry which takes effect this week. SIPTU Contract Services Sector Organiser, Ed Kenny, said: “Our contract security members are extremely pleased today. It is over four years since they received their last pay increase, which has caused particular difficulties at this time of soaring prices. “At the same time, our members are disappointed that the ERO didn’t come into effect much earlier. The High Court injunction that has delayed the implementation of the ERO was lifted several weeks ago.”     SIPTU contract security member, Christy Kenny, said: “This increase is long overdue. Security workers have not received a pay increase since June 2019. We work in a highly-regulated industry where all workers are required to be trained and licenced by legislation.”     SIPTU Services Divisional Organiser, Teresa Hannick, said: “The senseless delay in the implementation of this ERO caused hardship and frustration to workers who have been on the frontline throughout the pandemic. “It is very difficult to understand what employers hoped to achieve by pursuing these injunctions other than to deprive workers a well-deserved pay increase. These court injunctions are wrong and are grossly unfair to workers.”