New Domestic Worker Minimum Wages effective 01 December 2016 until 30 November 2017

Domestic Workers' Minimum Wages have increased and will be effective from 01 December 2016

The new sectoral determination of domestic workers prescribes that the minimum wages for domestic workers who work more than 27 ordinary hours per week will earn as follows:

1. Area A (those in major metropolitan areas) will earn R12.42 (R11.44: 2015/2016) hourly rate, R559.09 (R514.82: 2015/2016) weekly rate and R2422.54 (R2230.70: 2015/2016) monthly rate.

2. Area B (those not mentioned in Area A) R11.31 (R10.23: 2015/2016) hourly rate, R508.93 (R460.15: 2015/2016) weekly rate and R2205.17 (R1993.82: 2015/2016) monthly rate.

While the Minimum wages for domestic workers from 1 December 2016 to 30 November 2017 who work 27 ordinary hours per week or less is as follows:

1. Area A (those in major metropolitan areas) is R14.54 (R13.39: 2015/2016) hourly rate, R392.58 (R361.50: 2015/2016) weekly rate and R1701.06 (R1566.35: 2015/2016) monthly rate.

2. Area B (those not mentioned in Area A) R13.53 (R12.07: 2015/2016) hourly rate, R360.54 (R325.98: 2015/2016) weekly rate and R1562.21 (R1412.49: 2015/2016) monthly rate.

Domestic workers include housekeepers, gardeners, nannies, domestic drivers among others.

Please click HERE to download the full Sectoral Determination 7: Domestic Workers Sector


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