The Department of Employment and Labour has found that some employers in the Western Cape aren’t complying with labour legislation.

A number of employers inspected during the past financial year, were found not to be adhering to the laws.

The compliance level dropped to 43% in the Cape.

These include bosses who are not registering their workers with the Unemployment Insurance Fund immediately.

It’s also alleged that they’re not paying contributions to the UIF on a monthly basis.

The employers are accused of approaching UIF, only when they require the Letter of Compliance to get tenders.

The department’s Mapula Tloubatla says they picked up several transgressions.

“When conducting our audits, we have picked up that many employers are deducting money from employees but they don’t pay it over to the Fund which is wrong. You can’t deduct money then keep it in your investment account to accumulate interest while the workers are suffering”.

Meanwhile, Cosatu the province, wants all employers disregarding labour laws, to be named and shamed.

Provincial secretary Malvern De Bruyn says action must be taken against these employers.

“We will try to contact the department of Employment and Labour to find out what actions will be taken against these employers. We want those actions to be pronounced in the media, as well as name and shame those employers with labour legislation”.