What We Do

As the private security sector’s bargaining council, we negotiate collective agreements, resolve labour disputes, establishe benefit schemes, and advise on labour laws and policies.

Employer Participation

The Main Collective Agreement universally covers the private security sector, excluding only services under the Road Freight Council’s scope. Under this law, employers providing covered security services must register with the National Bargaining Council for the Private Security Sector.

Benefits of a Bargaining Council

We utilize industry expert Commissioners to assist with dispute resolution. These Commissioners provide specialized advice and support to businesses, trade unions, and employees in resolving disputes, drawing on their expertise in the private security sector and collective bargaining agreement.

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Employers seeking exemption from any terms of the Main Collective Agreement must follow the process outlined in it.

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Collective Agreement

Collective Agreements

Written agreement between employer organizations  and trade unions that outlines many of the terms and conditions of employment for employees in a bargaining unit. The terms and conditions are reached through collective bargaining between the employer and the union.

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Disaster Management

Disaster Management

An integrated and co-ordinated disaster management policy that focuses on preventing or reducing the risk of disasters, mitigating the severity of disasters, emergency preparedness, rapid and effective response to disasters and post-disaster recovery.
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NBCPSS Process Flow

NBCPSS Process Flow

The following process outlines the requirements with which employers, to whom the terms of Main Collective Agreement are applicable, need to comply with should they wish to be exempt from any term(s) of the Main Collective Agreement.

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NBCPSS rules for decision-making procedures and how work should be done in an organization.

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Welcome Pack

Welcome Pack

The National Bargaining Council for the Private Security Sector welcomes you (NBCPSS). We respect your collaboration as a new member and want to make your transition into the NBCPSS family as smooth as possible.
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Working With All Security Employers

The illustrative pricing for South Africa’s private security sector have been published by the National Bargaining Council for the Private Security Sector. The illustrative pricing outlines minimum wages for the country’s security guards for each year.

With over 2.4 million registered security officers nationwide, including just under 1 million in Gauteng, the private security workforce is substantial. The illustrative pricing will assist the estimated 11,372 registered security companies across South Africa.

We Help The Vulnerable

NBCPSS aim to improve conditions for South Africa’s large but vulnerable private security workforce. By establishing minimum wages and other standards through the Main Collective Agreement, the Bargaining Council hopes to address exploitation and predatory pricing that has kept many security guards in poverty. The rules signify an important step toward formalizing the sector and ensuring fairer pay and treatment of security personnel across the country, while inducing fair business competition among employers.

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Ensuring Compliance: Understanding Co-operatives’ Obligations under the Main Collective Agreement (MCA)

In recent times, there has been a growing concern regarding the compliance of co-operatives with the Main Collective Agreement (MCA) and relevant labour laws. The National Bargaining Council for the Private Security Sector (NBCPSS) has undertaken extensive research and sought legal advice to address this pressing issue. It has come to our attention that certain…

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