Contract cleaning hearings under way
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.