Labour law abusers busted in first of monthly inspections in Pietermaritzburg

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Labour department inspectors assessing the level of compliance by Pietermaritzburg businesses yesterday.
Labour department inspectors assessing the level of compliance by Pietermaritzburg businesses yesterday.

Several Pietermaritzburg businesses were busted for non-compliance during a raid by inspectors from the Department of Employment and Labour on Wednesday.

The raid was part of the department’s programme to crack down on the city’s businesses that are not complying with labour laws.

The inspectors, who visited several businesses around the Willowton area, found that some employers were even failing to provide basic health items such as toilet paper to their workers. “This is not only a contravention of the Labour Act, it is also a violation of Covid-19 safety measures,” Sanil Maharaj, a principal inspector at the department, said.

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