DOL retail health and safety seminar

South African Labour inspectors are informing employers about retail health and safety compliance at a seminar in Cape Town on 28-29 June 2016.

The Department of Labour (DOL) Inspection and Enforcement Services (IS) is holding a two-day seminar for the wholesale and retail sector at the Strand Tower Hotel in Cape Town.

The seminar is part of an occupational health and safety education advocacy campaign to highlight compliance with the labour laws in workplaces.

The seminar is held under the theme: “Working together to achieve compliance in the wholesale and retail sector”. The previous similar seminar was three years ago in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal.

The two-day seminar is addressed by Department of Labour Deputy officials;

  • Director-General, Aggy Moiloa
  • Statutory Service and Advocacy Chief Director Fikiswa Mncanca
  • Employment Standards Director, Stephen Rathai
  • Public Employment Services Chief Director, Esther Tloane.

 There will also be speakers from the Department of Labour’s two entities, the Unemployment Insurance Fund, and Compensation Fund, as well as the Occupational Health and Safety unit, International Labour Organisation, employer organisation, and labour federations.

The seminar’s topics will focus on the challenges faced by the sector in relation to compliance, challenges on employment of illegal immigrants in retail health and safety, relationship between application for work permit and scarce and critical skills, and transforming informal to formal economy among others.

  • Source; Department of Labour Western Cape.
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