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Private Security Sector Seminar on the Cards

June 21, 2019

Department of Employment and Labour

21 June 2019

A Private Security Sector Seminar focused on compliance with labour laws is on the cards.

In a statement, the employment and labour department confirmed that the Seminar will be held on 26 June 2019 in Johannesburg.

According to the department, the sector had been identified as high risk in terms of compliance with labour laws.

The Seminar forms part of the department’s Inspections and Enforcement Services branch advocacy campaign to educate stakeholders about compliance with labour legislation and facilitate knowledge sharing between stakeholders and government.

The theme of the Seminar is “Paying the National Minimum Wage (NMW) is the right thing to do”.

Prior to the Seminar, the department will conduct inspections of the sector in Gauteng with the results being unveiled at the Seminar.

Some of the issues to be focused on during the Seminar include: the NMW and Basic Conditions of Employment Act amendments; Compensation for Occupational Injuries Diseases Act in the sector; Unemployment Insurance Act as amended; Provident Fund; and general issues plaguing the industry.

Meanwhile, in another statement, the department announced that the registration campaign of unclaimed Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) benefits for ex-mineworkers will continue in the Northern Cape Province.

The campaign is aimed at ex-mineworkers who left employment in the mines prior to 01 April 2002.

The department wants the ex-mineworkers to make applications for unclaimed benefits from the UIF.