Labour Department on inspection drive

The Department of Labour is making site visits to tourism businesses in Cape Town.

Susanne Faussner-Ringer, Managing Director of Greenways Hotel and Ashton’s Restaurant, informed Cape Town Tourism that an inspector had visited her hotel in Claremont on November 13, 2009.

“[The inspector] interviewed staff, looked at all the contracts, pay slips, clock cards and attendance registers,” said Faussner-Ringer.

In the hour-and-a-half inspection, the inspector “also checked details such as the date of the last inspection of the fire extinguisher, the contents of the first aid kit and that the basic conditions of employment were displayed”.

To download information such as the Basic Conditions of Employment Act, visit www.capetown.travel/industry/member_zone/business_support or www.labour.gov.za/documents.

You can also contact Cape Town Tourism Business Support Co-ordinator Adrian Solomons for further assistance on +27 (0)21 487 6800 or adrian@capetown.travel.

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