The Competition Commission has decided to prosecute three advertising practitioners specialising in recruitment advertising services for price fixing‚ market division and collusive tendering. The commission found that Human Communications‚ Kone Staffing and Jobvest had discussed and agreed on prices at which to quote their customers. "The respondents’ services include linking job seekers to potential employers and assisting their clients to place advertisements in newspapers. They also receive and process responses to the advertisements on behalf of clients. The respondents’ main clients are government departments and municipalities‚" the commission said. "The respondents discussed their responses to requests for quotations and decided on the price which each would tender for its services. "The respondents agreed on how to rotate advertising work amongst each other. "This constitutes price fixing‚ market division and collusive tendering in contravention of section 4(1)(b)(i)‚ (ii) a...

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