Twelve local workers were found to not have Employees Trust Fund (TAP) and Supplemental Contributory Pension (SCP) accounts during a joint operation on 51 businesses and premises at Anggerek Desa Industrial Area recently.
Employers failing to show required documents were instructed to go to the TAP office for further action, including ensuring the workers are registered with the schemes.
The joint operation was aimed at ensuring the employers have fulfilled their responsibilities of registering and making contribution to local workers’ TAP and SCP schemes in accordance with Chapter 167 of the Employee Trust Act and the SCP Order 2009.
The operation saw the involvement of the Municipal Department, the Labour Department, the Town and Country Planning Department and the Weights and Measures Unit at the Ministry Finance and Economy (MoFE).
TAP reminded employers that permanent and temporary employees, contract workers, daily wage workers, and workers during probation who are citizens and permanent residents of Brunei Darussalam must be registered with and contribute to TAP and SCP.
Failure to do so and if convicted, the employer may be fined no less than BND3,000 for the first offence and not exceeding BND10,000 for second and subsequent offences under Section 26 of the Employee Trust Act.
Employees with unpaid or unregistered contributions can visit any TAP branch or call TAP Call Centre at 2382929 during working hours to file complaints. For members registered with TAP e-Amanah online service, complaints can be made by logging onto TAP website www.tap.com.bn.