TAP inspection finds unregistered local workers

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TEN local workers were found to have not been registered with the Employees Trust Fund (TAP) and the Supplemental Contributory Pension (SCP) schemes during surprise inspections conducted by the Land Enforcement Division (LED) and TAP’s Enforcement Department Saturday.

The operation dubbed ‘Operasi Rempuh Bersepadu 61/2015’, consisted of 16 enforcers and was conducted at business premises in Kg Lambak, including tyre shops, groceries store, restaurants, tailor shop, car wash shop and barber shop.

The inspection involved 55 workers at the premises in which 34 of them were foreigners while 21 were locals.

In a statement, the Land Enforcement Division also found several local workers not given employment contract, one-day off in one week and not paid overtime by their employers.

The statement added that further investigation will be made as it is contrary to the Employment Order 2009

The enforcers also found breaches on the foreign workers’ job allocation and posts not complying with the Foreign Employee Recruitment Licence.

TAP reminded both citizens and permanent residents of Brunei that they are required to be enrolled in the TAP and SCP schemes.

Under Section 26 of the Employees Trust Fund Act Chapter 167, if convicted, employers may be fined not more than $3,000 for a first offence and a fine not exceeding $10,000 for a second or subsequent offence.

The Brunei Times