Domestic workers’ wages to rise
THE minimum wage of domestic workers will rise from next month, Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant announced.
From December 1, the minimum wage of those working more than 27 hours a week in metropolitan areas will be R9.63 an hour, while that of their rural and small-town counterparts will be R8.30.
The minimum wages for domestic workers in Area A who work more than 27 hours per week will be R9.63 an hour, R433.35 weekly for a 45-hour week and R1 877.70 monthly. In Area B the minimum has been set as R8.30 an hour, R373.50 weekly (for a 45-hour week) and R1 618.37 monthly.
Area A is defined as all urban areas with municipalities, such as the City of Cape Town while Area B includes those municipalities not included in Area A.
The minimum wages of those who work 27 hours or less a week will rise to: in Area A – R11.27 hourly, R304.29 weekly and R1 318.48 monthly; and, in Area B, R9.80 an hour, R264.60 weekly and R1 146.51 a month. – Sapa
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