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Department of Labour public hearings on farmworkers minimum wage review in the Western Cape reaches a climax

by lloyd last modified 2013-01-18 11:33

18-January-2013

The Department of Labour’s (DoL) week-long public hearings in the Western Cape, the epicentre of the farmworkers’ industrial action, on the review of the farmworkers minimum wages reaches a climax when the department host the last act on Sunday.

The curtain will come down on Sunday at 14:00 when the department preside over the last consultation act at the Vredendal Thusong Center. Ahead of the climax at the weekend, farmworkers will today (January 18) at 18:00 in Oudtshoorn at the CJV NG Kerk (Church Hall) opposite Spar in Church Street have another opportunity to add their input in the minimum wage review process.

The public hearings by the Department of Labour are part of an effort intended to quell violent strikes in the farming sector.

An announcement on the new minimum wage determination is expected to be made next month, followed by an implementation with effect from 1 March 2013.

In terms of Basic Conditions of Employment Act (BCEA), sectoral determination remain binding for at least 12 months before an amendment is made. The current minimum wage determination comes to an end in February.

Issued by: Mokgadi Pela

Acting Departmental Spokesman

082 808 2168  


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