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NMW seminar with Chinese employers

by lloyd last modified 2019-03-19 17:26


The Department of Labour’s Statutory and Advocacy Services unit within the Inspection and Enforcement Services (IES) branch will be hosting a seminar for Chinese employers on the implementation of the National Minimum Wage (NMW) in accordance with the NMW Act which became effective from the 1st of January 2019.

The Statutory Advocacy services have identified Chinese employers around the country as one of key stakeholders in ensuring the implementation of the NMW.

The Seminar with Chinese employers will be held on 25 March 2019. It will be held at Lagoon Beach, Milnerton in Cape Town. The Seminar will be addressed by Department of Labour Inspector-General, Aggy Moiloa; Statutory and Advocacy Services Chief Director: Fikiswa Mncanca; Department of Labour Chief Director: Provincial Operations (Western Cape), Mawele Ntamo and representatives from Departmental entities like the Unemployment Insurance Fund, the Commission for Conciliation Mediation and Arbitration, and the Compensation Fund.

The Statutory and Advocacy Services unit of the department focuses on developing standard procedure manuals and advocacy programmes such as training and stakeholder engagements.

The Department of Labour has identified the Chinese employers as a key stakeholder in the implementation and compliance with NMW. The Department will also use the seminar to equip Chinese employers with more knowledge on the other labour laws like the Unemployment Insurance Act, CCMA processes, the Basic Conditions of Employment Act, the Compensation for Occupation Injuries and Diseases Act.

About 100 Chinese employers are expected to grace this event. Cape Town alone has about four China malls.

The NMW sets the minimum which no worker must be paid. According to the law; all workers must earn a minimum rate of R20.00 per hour. The Act applies to all sectors.

The objectives of the Chinese seminar on NMW are:-

• To inform Chinese employers about the new NMW legislation and amendments on other legislations.
• To inform them on exemption of certain sectors and how to apply for exemption
• To share knowledge on best practices to ensure compliance.

Issued by:
Department of Labour Spokesperson
Teboho Thejane
082 697 0694

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