The Minister of Labour, Mildred Oliphant, has the pleasure of announcing that: “wages for the vulnerable workers in the Domestic Worker Sector will be adjusted with effect from 1 December 2015”.

In terms of Sectoral Determination 7: the minimum wages will be adjusted upwards to employees.

This means that an employee that works more than 27 hours in Area A should be paid not less than an hourly rate of R 11.44.

Secondly, for an employee that works less than 27 hours in Area A should be paid not less than an hourly rate of R 13.39.

Thirdly, for an employee that works more than 27 hours in Area B should be paid not less than an hourly rate of R 10.23

Fourthly, for an employee that works less than 27 hours in Area B should be paid not less than an hourly rate of R 12.07

The new determination will be effective until the end of November 2016.

Sectoral determination covers the protection of workers in vulnerable sectors/areas of work. The determination sets minimum working hours, minimum wages, number of leave days and termination rules.

Media Release: Department of Labour: 16 November 2016

Follow this link to download the new minimum wages

Your guide to labour law in South Africa – 16 November 2016

www.labourguide.co.za

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SA Labour Guide – New Domestic Worker Minimum Wage Increases from 1 December 2015 until 30 November 2016