On the 7th of February 2022, the Minister for Labour and Employment (Thembelani Waltermade Nxesi) announced an increase to the National Minimum Wage as well as the Minimum Wage for the Contract Cleaning Sector. This increase will take effect on the 1st of March 2022 (Despite an error in the gazette stating this will be the 1st of March 2021).Read more “Increase to National Minimum Wage – March 2022”
On the 8th of February 2021, the Minister for Labour and Employment (Thembelani Waltermade Nxesi) announced an increase to the National Minimum Wage as well as the Minimum Wage for the Contract Cleaning Sector. This increase will take effect on the 1st of March 2021.Read more “Increase to National Minimum Wage – March 2021”
2020 has been a year of firsts, lasts, retrospect, disruptions and extensions. Extensions to Covid-19 regulations. Extensions to bargaining council agreements.Read more “Fast Food, Restaurant, Catering and Allied Trades Main Agreement Extended to Non Parties”
UPDATED!!!! On the 18th of February 2020, the Minister for Labour and Employment (Thulas Nxesi) announced an increase to the National Minimum Wage which was first implemented on the 1st of January 2019. The increase of 3.8% will take effect on the 1st of March 2020.Read more “Increase to National Minimum Wage – March 2020”
From the 3rd of December 2018, the minimum wages for a domestic worker will be increased, this increase is only valid until the new National Minimum Wage takes effect from the 1st of January 2019.
Who is covered by the Sectoral Determination for Domestic Workers?
- Domestic Drivers
Following the president signing the much anticipated amendments to South African Labour Legislation into law on the 23rd of November 2018, these amendments were gazetted on the 27th of November 2018 and we herewith provide a brief summary of the biggest changes that take effect from the 1st of January 2019: Read more “Summary of Amendments to Labour Legislation”
On the 23rd of November 2018, President Cyril Ramaphosa signed into law the much debated and publicized and oft criticized amendments to Labour Legislation which would, amongst others give effect to the national minimum wage of R 20.00 per hour.
These amendments are taking effect on the 1st of January 2019, and while various media outlets have reported widely on the broad impact of the Minimum Wage Bill, legislative processes have been implemented with a view to mitigate the spate of protracted strikes which have plagued business in recent years. Read more “Minimum Wage and other Labour Acts signed by the President”
From the 1st of February 2018, the minimum wages for the Wholesale and Retail sector will be increased. This annual increase is valid for twelve (12) months until the 28th of February 2019 in stark contrast to the increases tabled for the Domestic Workers and Contract Cleaning Sectors earlier this year. It stands to be seen how this extended period of validity will play into the proposed Minimum Wage Bill (Read Our Article Here).
This Sectoral Determination covers employees who work in merchandising and/or distribution operations, however certain geographic areas and businesses are covered by bargaining council agreements so it is important to familiarize yourself with these in your area. Read more “Minimum Wages for the Wholesale and Retail Sector – 2018”
From the 1st of January 2018, the minimum wages for workers in the Contract Cleaning Sector will be increased, this increase is only valid until the 30th of November 2018, likely in order to allow the Minimum Wage Act to replace the wage table. Additionally it must be noted that Area B will receive two increases, one on the 1st of January and the second on the 28th of February 2018 in order to comply with collective agreements applicable to that region.
Given the current proliferation of trade unions within the Contract Cleaning Sector it is also likely that individual business may be required, by virtue of collective agreements of their clients being extended, to pay higher minimum wages than those listed in the Sectoral Determination 1.