The Latest Minimum Wage Increases for 2018
Domestic Workers – Effective 01 January 2018
The Department of Labor implemented a 5% annual wage increase for Domestic Workers. Domestic Workers in Area A who work 27 ordinary hours a week or more will now earn R13.05 per hour. Domestic Workers in Area A who work less than 27 ordinary hours a week will now earn R15.28 per hour.
This Determination came into operation on the 1st of January 2018 and is effective until the 30th of November 2018. Employers are urged to revise the hourly rate to be compliant with the new Determination.
Follow this link to the Government Gazette No.41326 for the full Domestic Wage Schedule specifying the wage for Areas A and B – Click on Domestic Workers and Contract Cleaning: 01 January 2018 to 30 November 2018.
Contract Cleaning Workers
Effective 01 January 2018
The Sectoral Determination 1:
Contract Cleaning Sector has been amended and Employers will now have to pay a Contract Cleaning Worker at least the minimum hourly wage as set out below:
Area A – R20.74 (01/01/2018 to 30/11/2018);
Area B – R19.36 (01/01/2018 to 28/02/2018); R20.00 (01/03/2018 to 30/11/2018);
Area C – R18.90 (01/01/2018 to 30/11/2018).
Follow this link for the full Contract Cleaning Sector Wages Table specifying Areas A, B
and C.
Wholesale & Retail Sector
Effective 01 February 2018
There is a set increase for wages of 5% and 6.6% in respect of the Metropolitan and Local Municipality as per the Wholesale & Retail Sectoral Determination. Employers need to take note that this increase will be applicable from the 1st of February 2018 until the 31 st of January 2019. The new minimum wages will be applicable to various categories of workers such as merchandisers, forklift operators, cashiers, general assistants, drivers, clerks, security guards, supervisors, displayers, trainee managers, assistant managers and managers.
To view the minimum wage table in respect of the various categories, please follow this link.
Farm & Forestry Workers
Effective 01 March 2018
All employers in the Farm and Forestry Sector should take note that the wages for employees are set to increase by 5.6% as from the 1st of March 2018.
The minimum hourly rate will increase from R15.39 to R16.25 per hour; from R138.52 to R146.28 daily, from R692.62 to R731.41 weekly and from R3001.13 to R3169.19 monthly.
Employers in this section is also cautioned to be on the lookout as to whether the National Minimum Wage Bill will be passed as the minimum wage for Farm Workers will then be increased to R18.00 per hour effective from the 1st of May 2018.
For more information regarding the National Minimum Wage Bill and how it will affect you if passed, please follow the following link: