President of the Jamaica Association for Private Security, Teddylee Gray, is expressing disappointment after 20 of the 22 security firms he contacted for a meeting failed to respond.

Gray says the meeting is to discuss the future of security guards in the island following the recent court ruling that security guards should be treated as full time employees and receive benefits accordingly.

Gray told Nationwide News that the organization feels disrespected at the outcome.

Teddylee Gray, President of the Jamaica Association for Private Security

Gray says two firms have responded positively to the request, one of which had a prior meeting with JAPS to discuss the future of security guards at their establishment.

This comes after members of JAPS met with Opposition Leader, Mark Golding, earlier this week.

JAPS says they have made contact with Minister of Labour and Social Security Karl Samuda and they’re hoping for a meeting with the government.