Employment and Labour Minister T.W Nxesi is to launch a new hotline that will allow workers to report cases of non-compliance with the national minimum wage (NMW) without any cost to them.
The launch of the NMW Impimpa hotline with one of the county's leading cellular providers will provide a messaging interaction mechanism for end-users (workers) to allow them to report cases of non-compliance with the national minimum wage without any cost.
The launch of the NMW Impimpa hotline also coincides with the latest review of the national minimum wage rates which have been published on the 17th February 2020. The new NMW has increased from R20.00 per hour to R20.76 per hour, and the rate came into effect on 01 March 2020.
The NMW Impimpa hotline will provide an effective monitoring and enforcement system. Its launch is seen as vital to the success of this significant policy intervention (NMW). The Department is launching the Impimpa hotline as a mechanism to ensure that employers are complying with the Act and are held accountable if they are found to be non-complying.
The media briefing to launch the NMW Impimpa hotline will be as follows:
Venue: Imbizo Media Centre, 120 Plein Street, Parliament, Cape Town
Date: 05 March 2020
NB: There will also be a video link to Government Communication and Information System (GCIS) Ronnie Mamoepa Media Room, 1035 Tshedimosetso House, Frances Baard Street, Hatfield (Pretoria).
For enquiries contact:
Media Liaison Officer: Ministry of Employment and Labour
082 729 5804
Issued by: Department of Employment and Labour
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