MEDIA STATEMENT BY THE
INKATHA FREEDOM PARTY


Security Companies Are Stealing From Employees

11 April 2013    

  

The IFP calls for the immediate investigation and prosecution of wrongdoing in all security companies who are found guilty of non-registration of employees in the Private Security Sector Provident Fund and Private Security Sector Pension Fund, and are yet deducting emoluments for same from these employees' monthly salaries.

 

IFP Spokesperson on Police Mr Velaphi Ndlovu MP said, "Security companies are not registering their employees as members of the Private Security Sector Provident Fund and Private Security Sector Pension Fund, although they are deducting contributions from employees' salaries. This is theft and leads to the employees not getting benefits they deserve. These employers must be prosecuted."

 

"It has been reported that Maxima Safeguard is one of the companies guilty of such practices as beneficiaries of deceased employees have not received death pay-outs from these funds even though the employer was deducting the money from their salaries. The Private Security Industry Regulatory Authority and the Parliament Portfolio Committee on Police need to look into this matter urgently," concluded Ndlovu.

 

The IFP encourages all security employees to report such illegal activities to their unions and police. Companies found guilty of such practices should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

 

Issued by IFP Spokesperson on Police, Mr Velaphi Ndlovu, MP, 083 625 0803 

or 

IFP Parliamentary Caucus' Media Liaison Officer, Mr Phendulani Biyase, 073 024 5675