It is an immense pleasure in introducing the National Bargaining Council for the Private Security Sector (“NBCPSS”).The long awaited NBCPSS was registered by the Department of Labour on 21 June 2018 and resulted in the adoption of its Constitution, with reference number LR2/6/6/164. The registration of the NBCPSS formally allowed all relevant stakeholders, labour and employer organisations to commence with the mammoth task to regulate the terms and conditions of employees, obligations of employers and to ensure much needed compliance regulations within the sector.

The NBCPSS currently has 21 founding parties, including Organised Labour and Employer Organisations.
Organized Labour and Employer Organisations confirmed a Protocol Agreement under which terms negotiations were concluded to determine the Main Collective Agreement under the auspices of the NBCPSS. The Main Collective Agreement is currently in the process to be promulgated.

The Levy Agreement regulating employers and employee’s contribution to the NBCPSS were promulgated (Government Notice No. 51) which is binding on parties in terms of section 32 of the Labour Relations Act and extended to non-parties by the Honorable Minister of Labour on 29 January 2020. The Levy Agreement as published determine contribution from employee and employer to the NBCPSS and to commence on 1 March 2020.

The NBCPSS is now more than ever excited about the implementation of the Levy Agreement and the Main Collective Agreement which provide the road ahead to ensure compliance, better conditions and regulating the sector.

Christiaan Oelofse has been appointed as Acting General Secretary of the NBCPSS as well his executive secretary, Chantel van Coller and wish to invite you to unite with us to create and launch the much needed NBCPSS.

Keeping ahead of COVID-19

In light of the state of the nation address given by the Honourable President Cyril Ramaphosa on 23 March 2020 and the Covid-19 lockdown for the next 21 days commencing at midnight on Thursday 26 March 2020, the Council wishes to confirm the following; All Security Companies operating within the Private Security Sector should be operational to ensure they provide the core function as a security provider to the public and their valued clients. We have engaged with the state and relevant stakeholders that confirmed that a Government Gazette will be published confirming exempted entities from the LockDown protocol. Unless directed by Government to do otherwise, this will mean that the core functions of each company will continue to operate, i.e, Armed Response Officers, Monitoring- and Contact Centres, Guarding and Core support functions.