Minimum farm wages set to go up

2011-02-16 00:00

FARM workers are set to receive a wage increase as of next month, according to the Labour Department.

The director of Inspections and Enforcement Services at the department Boikie Mampuru warned those who ignored the amendment that they “will meet the might of the law and will be forced to comply.”

Information provided by the Government Communication and Information System reported that the Department of Labour’s amendment to the sectoral determination of the wages will result in increases in the three rates for farm workers namely hourly, weekly and monthly as of March 1.

The hourly rate of farm workers will increase from R6,74 to R7,04, while the weekly rate will rise from R303,84 to R317,51. The monthly rate will rise from R1 316,69 to R1 375,94 the statement said. The increases are linked to the Consumer Price Index (CPI) of 3,5% plus one percentage point.

— Witness Reporter.

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