Security guard unions gun for PSIRA’s lax rules

Labour unions have petitioned the Private Security Industry Regulatory Authority (PSIRA), which is tasked with regulating the industry, demanding that it intervene in the battle against irregular deductions of millions of rands from workers’ salaries for benefits they do not receive.

The Private Security Sector Labour Against Non-Compliance (PSSLANC), an organisation formed by five labour unions, has asked PSIRA “to curb non-compliance in the private security sector”.

“Currently, the industry employs around 600 000 active security officers across 11 000 security companies across the country.

“For this reason, the unions beseech PSIRA for immediate aid in protecting the safety and livelihoods of those who protect us,” the PSSLANC said in its petition.

The matter dates back to March 2021, when the national bargaining council for the private security sector approved a health insurance benefits scheme for the sector following the signing of a collective bargaining agreement with employers and unions.

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