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Security officers anger over working conditions

  • by African Times
  • 11 Months ago
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ERNEST MABASA

SECURITY guards in Limpopo have vowed to embark on mass action to force the Department of Labour to address their grievances.

This emerged during their march under the auspices of the Limpopo Security Officers’ Forum in Polokwane today (Friday). They presented a memorandum of demands to the Labour Department and the Office of the Premier.

The forum secretary Bernard Raseebana said: “As security officers in the province we are working under vulnerable situations. When the companies do not do their work, it is the officers who suffer a lot. That is why we decided not to fold our arms. We are fighting for our rights.”

In the memorandum, the forum demanded that security companies that fail to comply with laws of the country be denied government contracts and those that already have contracts be terminated. Labour inspectors who fail in their duties should be dismissed.

Department of Labour’s Dr Manoko Selepe received the memorandum and promised to give feedback within the next 14 days.

In the memorandum, the forum listed more than 30 security companies that have allegedly failed to comply with laws.

“You have done well that you have listed the names of companies that are troubling you. We know who to talk to now. We will come back to you very soon with the answers. We will be coming back with answers that will excite the people,” Selepe said.

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