Following the two media publications on the Fidelity truck and accommodation workers deployed at Lone Hill. We have met with the company twice firstly on the 22nd of April 2020 and secondly 25th April 2020.
The company employs above 55 000 Security officers. The disaster management Act which declared Security as an essential Service provider during the lockdown period came out on the 25th March 2020 and they had to interpret and applied it. It is noted that not all its staff adapted quickly with the desired speed. In some branches the level of compliance was high whilst on others it was low.
We have made broad proposals to ensure the was sync in all branches and divisions which are providing essential Services during the lockdown. We were pleased to note that some of the proposals were already implemented such as to ground truck, provides personal protective equipment.
On Lone hill, the company has removed all their workers who were accommodated at clients’ premises and issued a directive that before any of its employees are accommodated on clients’ premises they would want to inspect and approve such gesture from clients.
In the second meeting, the union was to check progress with regards to the implementation of the proposal and progress as the union was also afforded opportunities to do its inspection logo.
On Lone hill, workers are being transported with Quantum, and other reasonable means of transport, provided with PPE, etc. The managers who were involved have been subjected to due processes. The company has established a national Covid_19 center where workers / any members of the public can report any sluggish conditions.