Department of Labour (DOL) has issued a verification determination valid for a period of two years. This determination confirms that the National Bargaining Council for Private Security Industry (NBCPSS) is sufficiently representative of the security industry and it therefore shall allow the council to extend any collective agreement concluded under its auspices.
The council currently has two employer’s organisations and 19 trade unions. However, only 7 trade unions submitted their membership standing for verification which resulted in 11.6% representation whilst the employers scored 50.1%.
The verification was conducted by DOL for the purpose of allowing it (DOL) to extend any NBCPSS collective agreement to non-parties. The council will soon conduct its internal verification for the purpose of seat allocation to trade unions and employers’ organisations.
The Department of Labour has signed-off on the levy agreement. This is the third NBCPSS milestone achievement and a breakthrough of the council’s existence as it will allow council to setup its administration without any hindrance.
The NBCPSS passed the wage agreement on 6 December 2019. In terms of legislation, the minister of labour has 60 days within which to extend the agreement to non-parties. Currently we are awaiting the minister to sign-off the wage agreement as prescribed by legislation.