THE FACTS

DINGAKA Skosana from Phuthaditjhaba in the Free State wrote to us, saying he was working for the municipality as a caretaker at Intabazwe Cemetery.

He worked overtime for many months, but was not paid for overtime. He said he tried to sort out the matter on his own without success.

ADVICE

Working time, including overtime, is regulated by the Basic Condition of Employment Act.

The act states that the employer should compensate workers for overtime according to the prescribed rate in the act.

If the employer doesn’t pay, Dingaka can report the matter to his nearest Department of Employment and Labour office, because all matters related to overtime, unpaid salaries or wages are handled by the department.