DATE: TUESDAY, 19 JUNE 2018
ATTENTION: MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES
SUBJECT: DIRECTORS NATIONAL USER FORUM ON THE SECURITY SECTOR
The Private Security Industry Regulation Authority (PSIRA), in its 2017/18 Annual Report, puts it forward that ‘It is generally accepted that the private security industry has become critical as a crime prevention asset and player in providing safety and security services in South Africa’. PSIRA also affirms that ‘The private security industry continues to follow international trends in its development and, like its overseas counterparts, has continued to experience extensive growth over the last three decades’, with PRISA’s registration records reflecting 2 365 782 Security Officers registered, with just over 498 435 of them being employed by just over 9 000 registered and active security businesses.
One of the CCMA’s objective is to promote social justice through advancing good practices at the workplace and transforming workplace relations in order to enhance the labour market to ensure stability. One of the means of doing this is to facilitate social dialogue amongst labour market stakeholders on strategic labour market issues and encouraging thought leadership for foresight preparedness.
Given the heightened growth of the Security Sector and the many challenges confronting it, the Director of the CCMA, Cameron Morajane, will be hosting the Director’s National User Forum on the Security Sector to enable the CCMA to gain a better understanding of the complexities and challenges faced by CCMA Users and stakeholders in the Security Sector, and how the CCMA can better respond to these challenges as a dispute resolution institution.
Presentations by different stakeholders will be delivered, covering the following topics:
I. Challenges confronting the Security Sector: A regulator’s perspective
II. Complaints received regarding Security Sector and possible areas of collaboration between the South African Human Rights Commission and the CCMA
III. Enforcement and the Law and Government’s Programme of Action with respect to the Security Sector
IV. Collective Bargaining Trends, challenges, impact of the minimum wage and matters for consideration in the Security Sector
V. An overview of the Security Sector and trend analysis: CCMA perspective
VI. Operational challenges confronting the Security Sector and the envisaged role that the CCMA should Play: An organised Business and Labour perspective
It is against this background, that the you are cordially invites you or a representative to the Director’s National UserForum on the Security Sector, scheduled as follows:
Date: Thursday, 21 June 2018
Venue: The Marriot Hotel Crystal Towers
Corner of Century Boulevard and, Rialto Road
Cape Town, 7441
RSVP: Wednesday, 20 June 2018 to Dumisani Mavundla at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 011 377 6674/0724142494
The final programme and other additional information will be disclosed to you upon confirmation of attendance.
For enquiries on the Director’s National UserForum on the Security Sector, you can contact Ms Annah Mokgadinyane at AnnahMo@ccma.org.za