Law-flouting security boss arrested
Released by The Department of Labour on 15 October 2007
A security company owner is scheduled to appear in court this week
following his arrest in Durban last Friday. The man who cannot be
identified at this stage, was caught during a joint clampdown which
involved the Department of Labour inspectors and the police.
The Newlands-based employer was arrested for failing to comply with
the labour laws and for obstructing inspections at his workplace. He
further failed to adhere to a subpoena issued against him, requiring
that he appear before an inspector at the Durban Labour Centre.
His supposed appearance was aimed at resolving numerous complaints
received from 15 disgruntled workers regarding non-compliance with the
Sectoral Determination for Private Security.
Other accusations from workers were that the employer did not adhere
to the prescribed minimum wage levels for the sector, leave pay, annual
bonuses and remuneration for over-time.
Zolisa Sigabi, spokesperson for the department said: “Attempts by
inspectors to verify the allegations were unsuccessful with numerous
calls made to the employer being ignored. That left us with no
choice but to order his arrest.’’