Complete Security Services has again angered its workers, who yesterday were clamouring for two months outstanding pay after being surprised by a notice informing them there wouldn’t be any money until November 29th.
Paydays at the company are two weeks apart, so a two- month pay backlog means that the payroll is four cycles in arrears.
The workers caused commotion at the Redcliffe Street offices of the company, some shouting “me wan’ me money”.
A worker said that they had been waiting all day and had no indication that they would be going home without wages again.
The company’s only customer is the government, which has cash problems. Complete Security Manager Cordel Weston said depending on such an inconsistent inflow keeps the company in a continuous precarious position.
“We have had this problem for a long, long time ‘til all our reserves everything has been used up – overdraft, everything in the bank – trying to fit in ‘til we get payment from the government, and it’s a small business,” he said.
Weston also said the company did not notify the workers that they might not be paid yesterday, because through the day management had maintained hope that the government Treasury would have received the voucher authorizing release of the funds.
Workers have previously criticized Peterson Hariette, the owner of Complete Security, for using staff from Complete Security to fulfill contract obligations at his other firm, Competitive Security Services. They‘ve said that he pays little attention to the floundering and elder of the two businesses.