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Domestic Workers

Domestic Wage Increase effective 1st December 2016

Domestic Wage Increase

domestic wage increaseThe Department of Labour has released updated minimum wage rates for domestic workers with effect from 1 December 2016 until 30 November 2017.

Domestic Wage Increase – The amended minimum wages are:

Area A (Area A includes major metropolitan areas)
• An employee that works more than 27 hours per week, an hourly rate of R12.42.
• An employee that works less than 27 hours per week, an hourly rate of R14.54.

Area B (Areas not covered in Area A)
• An employee that works more than 27 hours per week, an hourly rate of R11.31.
• An employee that works less than 27 hours per week, an hourly rate of R13.53.

Domestic Workers

Domestic Workers Wage Increase 1 December 2015

Domestic workers are being recognised for the fundamental role they play in the labour arena in the lives of South Africans. In April 2003 they were included into the pool for UIF. They can now claim unemployment, illness and death benefits from the unemployment insurance fund (UIF).

Domestic Workers, unemployment insurance fund, UIF, labour, Payroll Services, Payroll, Department of Labour, Domestic Worker, sick leave, annual leave

In December each year the Department of Labour publishes new minimum pay rates for Domestic Workers.

SA has seen some important changes to legislation since 2003 regarding Domestic Workers entitlements and rights.

Pay Solutions offer Payroll Services that will keep track of Domestic Workers salaries, leave pay, leave and sick leave days that Domestic Workers are entitled to.

Domestic Workers Minimum Wage 1 December 2014

Domestic Workers, unemployment insurance fund, UIF, labour, Payroll Services, Payroll, Department of Labour, Domestic Worker, sick leave, annual leaveDomestic workers in SA are being recognised for the important role that they play in the labour arena in the lives of South Africans. In April 2003 they were pulled into the pool for UIF. They can now claim unemployment, illness and death benefits from the unemployment insurance fund (UIF).

Each year in December the Department of Labour publishes new minimum pay rates for Domestic Workers.

Pay Solutions offer Payroll Services that will keep track of Domestic Workers salaries, leave pay, leave and sick leave days that Domestic Workers are entitled to.

Domestic Worker Information of Interest

As per the Unemployment Insurance Contributions Act, 2002 (Act No 4 of 2002). The following occupations are classified as Domestic Workers:

  • Gardener, Driver, a person who looks after children, the elderly, sick, frail or disabled in a private household. Does not include Farm Workers.

What is the Domestic Workers’ Act?

This act specifies working conditions, e.g. hours of work, overtime pay, pay increases, deductions that an employer is allowed to deduct, annual & sick leave. Also the minimum wages – this usually is updated each year in December for the coming year.