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Basic Conditions of Employment Act, 1997 (Act No. 75 of 1997)

Sectoral Determinations

Sectoral Determination 6 : Private Security Sector, South Africa

15. Transfer allowance


(1) An employer shall pay a security officer a transfer allowance of not less than R100.00 (one hundred rand) per month under the following circumstances–
(a) If the transfer is permanent, the employee shall be entitled to the transfer allowance for a period of not more than 12 (twelve) months after the date of transfer;
(b) If the Employee is transferred for a period exceeding six months but not exceeding twelve months, he/she shall be entitled to receive the transfer allowance for the equivalent number of months as the transfer;
(c) All transfer allowance payments are subject to the following conditions:
(i) The employer requires the security officer to transfer on a permanent basis of for a period exceeding six months and;
(ii) The security officer is transferred to a site or other such business which is in excess of 60 kilometres away from the deployment of the security officer at the time of the transfer
(iii) This clause does not apply in the event of –
(aa) a transfer arising from an offer of alternate employment by the employer during a consultation process conducted in terms of Section 189 of the Labour Relations Act (Act 66 of 1995); or
(ab) that the transfer of an employee as a result of a request for such transfer by the employee.