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Training and awareness-raising remain a very important aspect of a business’s daily commitment to responsible management practices. SIZA offers a variety of training to its members, including producers, farms, packhouses, consultants, and Temporary Employment Services.

Housing – is the producer responsible for unmade beds, dirty dishes, or other hygiene matters inside an occupant’s house?  If a business offers accommodation to its workers, certain legislative requirements are applicable to that business, and also certain compliance criteria will be measured. The “state of the occupants living arrangements” is not regulated by law, […]

What happens when a person is sick the day before a public holiday or even unable to come to work the day before or after a public holiday? This is often a head-scratcher for many employers as one is unsure whether the worker must be paid for the public holiday or not, or whether a medical certificate can be requested from the worker.

In 2023, SIZA launched a written guideline, along with in-person and online training, on all legislative requirements pertaining to labour requirements related to wage calculations, benefits, terms and conditions, working hours, and more. This training, since its launch in June 2023, has made a visible impact, as the number of non-compliances in these Principle Codes has decreased by 35,15% when comparing the data from January to December 2023.