‘Pay do­mes­tic work­ers R3 000’

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DO­MES­TIC work­ers must be paid at least R3 000 a month, Par­lia­ment’s port­fo­lio com­mit­tee on labour heard yes­ter­day. “Do­mes­tic work­ers must be paid a min­i­mum of R3 000 be­cause most of them are sin­gle par­ents,” Mpho Maine, a par­tic­i­pant, told the com­mit­tee’s pub­lic hear­ing in Rusten­burg. Maine said the amount would en­able do­mes­tic work­ers to support their fam­i­lies and af­ford their trans­port. She said some do­mes­tic work­ers were paid as lit­tle as R600 a month. The do­mes­tic sec­toral de­ter­mi­na­tion, which reg­u­lates pay­ments in the do­mes­tic sec­tor, stip­u­lates that do­mes­tic work­ers in towns such as Rusten­burg must earn at least R1 800. About 300 work­ers from dif­fer­ent sec­tors gath­ered in Rusten­burg to make sub­mis­sions on min­i­mum wages to the com­mit­tee. The com­mit­tee held pub­lic hear­ings in Mat­losana, Klerks­dorp, on Tues­day. Pub­lic hear­ings were ex­pected to be held in Jo­han­nes­burg to­day and in Bloem­fontein to­mor­row. – Sapa

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