Mr. Bhembe stated that the bargaining council had been duly formed with seven unions and two employers` organizations, namely the SA National Security Employers` Association (Sansea) and the SA Security Association. He stated that any outside party that opposes collective agreements in the Council has the right, for example, to apply for an exemption if they feel they cannot afford the proposed wages. A full copy of the branch collective agreement can be found on the ASSA website. In its current form, Sector 6 is still fully in force, Botes said, and will remain so until an NBCPSS collective agreement comes into force and renders it obsolete. The bargaining board recently entered into a collective agreement on the levy that requires employers to pay R7 for each worker, and employees will also pay an equal amount on their wages. This means that the negotiating council will receive more than R 7.5 million per month, Tapsosa said in his written submission to MPs. The private security sector is important in SA with nearly 10,000 registered companies. This has been largely attributed to the government`s inability to cope with the escalation of crime in the country. “We welcome the outcome of the negotiation process, which will initiate some radical changes in the security sector, and more because all parties have once again contributed to a constructive and friendly process that has led to more than nine years of peace under the framework negotiating agreement,” said Costa Diavastos, ASSA President and Chief Negotiator. which represents the bodies of employers. “Our goal has always been to do our best to ensure that the industry never again witnesses a repeat of the violent labour strikes we experienced in 2006,” he says. Click on the following link to open sector provision 6: Everything you need to know about the private security sector, including employment contracts, minimum wages, leave, overtime, hours of work, payslips, etc.
But the parties to the negotiations are still far apart, he points out, and given a very long list of demands on the table, it is unlikely that an agreement will be reached quickly. It is therefore very difficult to predict the actual time when an increase will be effective for the industry. This week, the association`s general secretary, Moses Malada, said that security guards were already underpaid, while the majority of employers could not afford to pay additional fees, as they work in the most vulnerable sector, where customers appoint companies on the basis of the lowest bidder principle.