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Bogus inspectors selling labour law posters

Jun 26, 2018
Bogus inspectors selling labour law posters

The Department of Labour has learnt of a vehicle with Gauteng province registration numbers moving around the Free State province with its occupants selling labour law posters. 

These posters are being sold to farmers and, in some instances; the farmers are coerced and intimidated into buying the said posters.

“What makes matters worse is the fact that these individuals are masquerading as Labour Inspectors as they commit their deeds.  We want to make it unequivocally clear that under no circumstances will the Department of Labour sell labour law posters to employers.  In fact, any employer can download this information from the Department of Labour website free of charge,” said Nomfundo Douw-Jack – Head of Department of Labour in the Free State.

“We therefore want to call upon any employer who might come across these individuals to report them to law enforcement authorities immediately. The Department of Labour together with the South African Police Service are working tirelessly to nail them,” Ms Douw-Jack further said. 

Free State Agriculture, a farmers association, is also concerned about this unbecoming criminal act and pledged their support to put those involved behind bars.

According to the information received, these deceitful individuals are currently in the Xhariep area: Phillipolis, Edenburg, Jagersfontein, Fauresmith and Luckhoff. 

They were also spotted in and around towns such as Vrede, Steynsrus, Odendaalsrus and Edenburg.