More inspections expected in the hospitality sector
By Nomava Nobumba
06 November 2009
Following the recent shocking findings during the Western Cape’ mall restaurants inspections, the Western Cape Department of Labour decided to extend the inspections to the hospitality sector, focusing on guests houses, hotels and restaurants.
Last month the inspectors found that only 89 out of 261 companies they visited do not comply with Labor legislation.
Provincial spokesperson Themba Gubula says it is a concern to the department and it will take all the measures to make sure that all companies do the right thing.
“These inspections seek to establish as to whether the current wage being paid by employers complies with the minimum wage as stipulated in the sectoral determination," Gubula said.
Gubula says the inspections will also check whether workers are currently enjoying basic conditions of employment, are employers currently discharging the administrative obligations imposed by the sectoral determination as well as are they registered with UIF.
The inspections will take place from the 9th to the 13th of this month.