The Bloemfontein Labour Centre has announced that it is embarking on an inspection blitz to verify whether local businesses are adhering to COVID-19 regulations and the NMW increase.
The Department of Employment and Labour took to Twitter on Monday, 22 February 2021, to showcase the Bloemfontein Labour Centre embarking on an inspection blitz of businesses in the area. The inspection is said to be a move towards ensuring that local businesses are adhering to the new amendments put forward by the Labour Department.
The first is to ensure that local businesses are abiding by COVID-19 safety regulations and restrictions, which are currently available for download from the department’s website. Moreover, the inspectors are looking to ensure that the newly announced national minimum wage (NMW) increase is also being implemented.
The post stated, “Compliance orders have been issued to shop owners who are not in compliance with the national minimum wage. A possible arrest is pending as one foreign national is unable to produce documentation required by Home Affairs officials.”
See the post below.
Bloemfontein Labour Centre in conjunction with Home Affairs Immigration, Lejweleputswa Environmental Health Inspectors and Tokologo Municipality is conducting an inspection blitz in Dealesville retail, domestic sector. pic.twitter.com/XXkGsIwhLq
— Department of Employment and Labour (@deptoflabour) February 22, 2021