Regardless of the above, please note that all applicable taxes are calculated at the minimum rate prescribed by the collective agreement, with the exception of contributions and SBF payments paid to R20 per hour. LABOUR PORTFOLIO COMMITTEE 15 February 2000 AMENDMENT OF THE HOURS OF WORK FOR SECURITY GUARDS documents submitted: Changes to the transitional provisions of the Labour Protection Act (contained in the minutes) MINUTES Ms L Seftel, the head of labour relations in the department, has the following points on the amendment of the provisions of the law on basic conditions of employment for security guards 1. Basic Information 1.1 In South Africa, there are approximately 175,000 security personnel. Twelve unions represent about 55,000 workers. 1.2 Some security guards are covered by collective agreements in another sector. Thus.B the sole care of a clothing company may be subject to the collective agreement of the clothing sector. However, the vast majority of security guards are considered to be part of the private security sector. 1.3 This sector does not have a negotiating board. Over the years, an informal national negotiating forum has been set up, bringing together representatives of trade unions and the two major employers` organizations, to negotiate wages and working conditions.
1.4 The parties then jointly apply to the Ministry of Labour to incorporate the outcome of their collective agreement into a legislative provision. 2. The Employment and Security Act 2.1. BCEA says all workers should work 45 hours in a week. 2.2. However, it added a series of „transitional provisions“ to Schedule 3 of the Act to guide the transition from longer hours to a 45-hour week. 2.3. For guards authorized to work 60 hours per week under the old Act, Section 5 of the transitional provisions states that the salaries of security guards should have fallen to 55 hours per week, one year after the law came into force, 50 hours after next year and 45 hours per week in the third year. 2.4. The Act also provides mechanisms for the Minister to amend the transitional provision. The transitional provisions do not deal with political issues, but are included to cope with the transition from the old to the new situation.