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Dept to inspect labour conditions of workers in agricultural sector

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The Northern Cape Department of Employment and Labour will conduct blitz inspections In Upington from November 22 until December 3 to inspect the labour conditions of workers in the agricultural sector.

The Northern Cape Department of Employment and Labour will conduct blitz inspections In Upington from November 22 until December 3 to inspect the labour conditions of workers in the agricultural sector. File picture

The Northern Cape Department of Employment and Labour will conduct blitz inspections In Upington from November 22 until December 3 to inspect the labour conditions of workers in the agricultural sector.

Provincial chief inspector Ivan Vass said the operation would be led by the Inspection and Enforcement Services (IES) that would monitor compliance with Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA), Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act (COIDA), Basic Conditions of Employment Act (BCEA), National Minimum Wage Act; Unemployment Insurance Fund Act (UIF) including the Unemployment Contributions Act as well as Employment Equity Act (EEA).

The Department of Home affairs (DHA), Human Rights Commission (HRC), South African Revenue Services (SARS), South African Police Services (SAPS), Department of Rural Development Land and Reform (DRDLR), Department of Agriculture Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) will also take part in inspections.

“IES endeavours to monitor and enforce compliance in the Sectoral Determination 13 Agricultural Sector in the Northern Cape by conducting pro-active and reactive inspections in Kakamas, Keimoes, Augrabies and Groblershoop,” Vass added.

He urged employers to ensure that all their documents were up to date and advised employees to raise their complaints or concerns regarding non-compliance with the labour inspector during the visit.

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