Thank you for your question. I will try to assist you in answering it today but please feel free to ask as many follow up questions as you like until you are 100% satisfied.
The Sectoral Determination you are referring to was implemented in 2001 already (in other words long before you obtained the contact in 2013). It is required/expected of any person who enters into the business world to have the knowledge and understanding of the legislation and requirements that is applicable to the specific business and sector.
Section 3.1 of the determination clearly makes the membership to the Provident Fund compulsory to all employers in the sector. As you can see here:
3.1 Employer Participation
a) Subject to (b)below, any Employer in the Contract Cleaning Sector shall participate in the Fund with effect from the commencement of the Fund or the commencement of the Employer's business in the Contract Cleaning Sector, whichever is the later.
So, unfortunately, unless you fall within the category covered by 3.1(b) (in other words you are a member to a different Provident fund that offers at least the same benefits to your employees as the Contract Cleaning National Provident Fund) then you will have to become a member of the Provident Fund with effect from either the commencement of the Fund (2001) or the commencement of the business (whichever is the latest). You will have to make contributions from such date.
I hope this answered your question.
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