UK Gurdwara has been recently fined £100,000 for employing illegal workers.


Sri Guru Singh Sabha Gurdwara Sahib of South Hall UK issued the following statement on the £100,000 fine allegations by Tera Panth Vasse organization:

Sangat may have seen a recent post by Tera Panth Vase suggesting that Sri Guru Singh Sabha has been recently fined £100,000 for employing illegal workers.

I can confirm that Tera Panth Vase have released this statement on social media and some websites and have also urged Sangat to spread and share their post but have failed to confirm the facts from their “various sources”.

I can confirm that Sri Guru Singh Sabha and the current management committee have not been contacted by Tera Panth Vase to get any information and instead they have relied on sources that clearly have given them incorrect information which has lead them to “understand” that Sri Guru Singh Sabha has been fined and they have made accusations and have urged Sangat to spread this lie based on incorrect information.

I can confirm that the current management committee has not employed anyone who does not have the right to work in the UK.
All employees who had no right to work were given their P45s last month after HMRC checks were conducted.
I CAN CONFIRM THAT GURDWARA HAS NOT BEEN FINED!!!

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(DSU News Bureau) A statement released by ‘Tere Panth Vasse’ organization reveals that Gurdwara Singh Sabha South Hall was fined £100,000 for employing illegal employees.

Regarding the issue, the organization said,”We hope the committee will release the facts regarding this ASAP so the sangat are aware of what has happened and if they can help.”

Apparently, a team of immigration officers arrived at the Gurdwara Sahib to conduct a check of the employees and found several employees without legal documentation.

The larger question being raised is whether the volunteer sevadars were counted as being workers. In a Gurdwara, the vast majority of people are sevadars or volunteers preparing langar or other types of seva. Also, it will be interesting how the immigration officials determined how someone was a wage worker rather than a volunteer.

Sikhs on social networks expressed the following opinions:

Suki Kaur Kamboz Can i ask where this money will come from? From the golak? It should come from the current governing body that heads up the gurudwara and not from the funds donated as the sangat do not put money in the golak for illegal practices. They put it in to help others such as the widows colony.

Bob Singh Calay That money could have been used to help the people of Nepal. Find it hard to believe no one checked the immigration documentation first. These corrupt idiot’s hold Sikhism back.

Here is the message from the TPV:

Sadh Sangat jio,
Waheguru ji ka Khalsa Waheguru ji ki Fateh
Important AnnouncementPls Share**
We have been informed by various sources that a team of immigration officers arrived at gurdwara premises last week to conduct a check on the employees of the gurdwara. We understand the committee has been fined c£100k for employing illegal workers.
We hope the committee will release the facts regarding this ASAP so the sangat are aware of what has happened and if they can help.
Thanks ji

Waheguru ji ka Khalsa Waheguru ji ki Fateh