Labour Minister Oliphant increases farmworkers minimum wage by 7,7 percent in 2015/16

labour-guideLabour Minister Mildred Oliphant has announced an upward adjustment to the minimum wage of farmworkers with effect from 1 March 2015.

In terms of the new adjustments farmworkers will earn a minimum wage of R2 606.78 per month (2014/2015: R2 420.41); a weekly minimum wage of R601.61(2014/2015: R558,60); a daily rate of R120.32 (2014/2015: R111,72) and an hourly rate of R13.37 (2014/2015: R12,41)

The new Sectoral Determination level is applicable until 29 February 2016.

The Sectoral determination broadly deals with the protection of workers involved in farm activities. The determination regulates minimum working hours, minimum wages, number of leave days and termination rules.

Media Statement: Department of Labour: 28 February 2015

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