Domestic workers’ wages

2016-11-17 06:01

The Department of Labour’s increase in the minimum wage for domestic workers will kick in from 1 December 2016.

According to the department, ‘domestic workers’ include housekeepers, gardeners, nannies, and domestic drivers, among others.

Minimum wages are currently determined by sector, negotiated by bargaining councils and unions.

The minimum wages will be adjusted upwards for employees in different areas. Area A refers to large metropolitan municipalities and built up areas and suburbs – Area B is all other municipalities. The full list can be found on the department’s website. (-BusinessTech)

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