Con­tract clean­ing hear­ings un­der way

Zululand Observer - Monday - - ZO BUSINESS -

THE De­part­ment of Labour will con­clude its na­tion­wide pub­lic hear­ings, to re­view the na­tional min­i­mum wage for the Con­tract Clean­ing Sec­tor, in Richards Bay on Tues­day.

The hear­ings be­gan last week with the aim of con­sult­ing in­ter­ested par­ties on the re­view of the min­i­mum wages for the sec­tor.

‘The hear­ings will end on 6 Novem­ber in Richards Bay at the De­part­ment of Labour board room.

‘In terms of the Ba­sic Con­di­tions of Em­ploy­ment Act, the cur­rent sec­toral de­ter­mi­na­tion which gov­erns the min­i­mum wage and con­di­tions of em­ploy­ment for the Con­tract Clean­ing Sec­tor started on 1 Jan­uary this year and ends on 30 Novem­ber,’ the de­part­ment said.

The cur­rent sec­toral de­ter­mi­na­tion pre­scribes a min­i­mum wage rate per hour of R20.74 in Area A (metropoli­tan coun­cils of City of Cape Town, Greater East Rand Metro, City of Jo­han­nes­burg, Tsh­wane and Nel­son Man­dela).

The cur­rent min­i­mum wage rate per hour of R20.00 is ap­pli­ca­ble in all ar­eas of KZN.

In Area C which is the rest of South Africa, the min­i­mum wage rate is R18.90 per hour.

The Con­tract Clean­ing Sec­tor refers to em­ploy­ers and em­ploy­ees as­so­ci­ated for the pur­pose of clean­ing or wash­ing by hand or ma­chine, of fur­ni­ture, win­dows, car­pets or ma­chin­ery un­der su­per­vi­sion at in­dus­trial and com­mer­cial premises.

It also in­cludes build­ings or flats that are let com­mer­cially as well as any air­planes, trucks, cars, buses and trains which re­quire clean­ing.

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