The Occupational Health and Safety including regulations relating to the Lodging and Accommodation in effect since January 28, 2012. The minister since 2011, announced that some 500 factories employing foreign workers were essential to comply with the law. To date, 191 companies have still not complied with the regulations. Whose factory Exports Ltd. St-Malo.
The site visit began at around 15.15. The minister and his inspectors wished to be accompanied by an official of the plant. The director of Human Resources of the plant, Jahajeeah Randhir, who guided the visitors.
The officers of the department have started inspecting the kitchen. First remark: the ceiling is covered with mold. Then, the inspectors noticed that the flour and vegetables are arranged on the floor and many refrigerators do not work.
Even at this moment, the minister said that there are several violations. He then went to the dormitories of foreign workers. Again, the situation is overwhelming. A large area divided into small cells with cabinets, bunk houses.
Minister Shakeel Mohamed notes that these "cells" were not up to standard. "You know that space is not sufficient and it is not two meters by two meters recommended," says he. The head of Human Resources replied that he could possibly change the layout of furniture in order to comply with standards, clearly seeking to avoid a ticket.
A little later in the dormitory, there are the bathrooms. The state of sanitation is deplorable. A container collects water escaping from a broken pipe. The bathrooms are dirty and the floor is covered with grime.
Shakeel Mohamed who was determined to carry out the inspection of all dormitories stopped after the inspection of men. He said that other places are just as dirty and that its inspectors will continue the tour without him.
" In such a case, it is certain that sanctions should be taken. More tickets will be drawn up. But despite the fact that the government has granted one year for these companies comply with laws, we will give officials time to plant so they do what is necessary , "said the minister.
He argues that other companies will experience the same fate. | So, seven tickets have been set against the textile mill. Be aware that for each offense, the maximum penalty amounts to one year in prison and a fine not exceeding Rs 75,000.