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Minimum Wage Goes Up!

Those working in the domestic worker sector can look forward to increased minimum wages.

According to Timeslive, the new minimum rates come into effect from 1 December.

The Department made the announcement today.

Jobs in the domestic worker sector include cleaners, gardeners, nannies and domestic drivers.

There are two new minimum rates:

– Rates for those working in major metro municipalities and cities. This is called “Area A”. The new hourly rate for those working in Area A, and who work for more than 27 hours a week, is R12,42. This is up from R11,44 per hour.

The new weekly rate for those working in Area A is of R559,09 (up from R514,82) and the monthly rate is R2422,54 (up from R2230.70).

– “Area B” is the term for more rural areas. For those working in Area B for more than 27 hours a week, the hourly rate is R11.31‚ a weekly rate of R508.93 and a monthly rate of R2205.17.

Source: Daily Sun