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Labour Minister eases Domestic workers’ burden as minimum wage is adjusted

by lloyd last modified 2013-11-22 11:29

22 November 2013

Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant has offered a relief to the Domestic Workers Sector following an announcement that the minimum wage for the workers will be adjusted upward.

The adjustment which starts on  December 1 is part of an annual binding determination by the Minister in terms of the Basic Conditions of Employment Act (BCEA).

As from 1 December 2013 to 30 November 2014, the minimum wages for domestic workers who work more than 27 hours per week will be as follows:

·          Area A R9.63 hourly, R433.35 weekly (for a 45 hour week) and R 1877.70 monthly (for a 45 hour week)

·          Area B R8.30 hourly, R373.50 weekly(for a 45 hour week)  and R1618.37 monthly(for a 45 hour week)

 

The minimum wages for domestic workers who work 27 hours per week or less are as follows:

 

·          Area A R11.27 hourly, R304.29 weekly (for a 27 hour week) and R1318.48 monthly (for a 27 hour week)

·          Area B R9.80 hourly, R264.60 weekly(for a 27 hour week and R1146.51 monthly(for a 27 hour week.

Last year’s (2012) hourly rate for Area A was R8,95. The minimum rate in Area A is calculated as - minimum wage  for the past period + consumer price index (CPI) + 1%.

While last year’s (2012) hourly rate for Area B was R7,65. The minimum rate in Area B is calculated as - minimum wage  for the past period + consumer price index (CPI) + 2%.

In terms of sectoral determination (SD), which governs the basic wage, and conditions of employers of the vulnerable domestic workers, it divides the sector into two geographic areas: that is Area A and B. Area A includes all urban areas with Municipalities such as Buffalo City, City of Tshwane, Emalahleni, Johannesburg and others.  Area B includes those municipalities not included in Area A.

The Department of Labour wishes to caution employers that in terms of the law, a domestic worker may not be made to work more than 45 hours a week; work more than nine hours per day for a five day work week; and also work more than eight hours a day for a six day work week.

 

Overtime must be paid at one and half times the employee’s normal wage or an employee may agree to receive paid time-off.

 

Issued by Department of Labour:

Director: Marketing, Advertising and Media Liaison

Mokgadi Pela

082 808 2168

Or Contact:

Musa Zondi

MLO: Minister of Labour

Tel: +27 12 392 9625

Fax:+27 12 320 1942

12 Plein Street, Cape Town

Tel: + 27 21 466 7167

Fax: +27 21 462 2832

Email: musa.zondi@labour.gov.za

Cell 082 901 8081


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