Labour invites private security stakeholders to public hearings to review minimum wage
The Private Security Sectoral Determination is coming to an end this year and the Department of Labour is to begin a process to set up a new wage adjustment structure and discuss conditions of employment in the sector.
The Department of Labour is inviting all stakeholders in Private Security Sector who are directly and indirectly affected including employers, employer organisations, employees, and trade unions to attend national public hearings in which they will be allowed to voice their inputs.
In terms of the Basic Conditions of Employment Act (BCEA), Labour Minister should consult with stakeholders in the sector with the aim to source information in relation to the wage adjustment.
The private security sector employs plus or minus 1 070 387. The Sectoral Determination for Private Security Sector in South Africa was published in the government gazette of 30th November 2001 and provisions in respect of minimum wages became applicable on 10 December 2001.
Prior to the promulgation the private security sector like any other sectors they were covered by the BCEA.
The current minimum wages in Private Security sector lapse on the 31 August 2016 and the new minimum wages should be in effect from the 1 September 2016.
The national road shows are set to begin on 4 February 2015 in Klerksdorp, North West at the Department’s Labour Centre at Pelser Building corner Anderson and Voortrekker Streets and in Thohoyandou Labour Centre in Limpopo Province at stand 68 and 69 Leisure Lodge Building, respectively.
All public hearings start at 10am. They will end on 06 March in Nelspruit (Mbombela), Mpumalanga and in Bethlehem, Free State.
Other issues that will be discussed during national public hearings include: special allowances, maternity leave, night shift, Temporary Employment Services and overtime.
Mokgadi Pela, Acting Ministerial Liaison Officer
Cell: 082 808 2168
SOURCE: SOUTH AFRICAN OFFICIAL NEWS