As we enter into the annual Strike Season, with wage negotiations now either already under-way or starting shortly, it may be necessary to reflect on the harsh realities faced by business in the current economic climate.Read more “Strike Season 2022 stands to be one of the most difficult to date”
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 1st of February 2019, the minimum wages for workers in the Contract Cleaning Sector will be increased. Additionally it must be noted that Area B (Kwazulu-Natal) falls under the Collective Agreement of the Bargaining Council for the Contract Cleaning Sector (BCCCI) and that the conditions of employment are different to the rest of the Country.
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.Read more “Contract Cleaning Sector Minimum Wages – 2019”
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”