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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.

Click on this link for the breakdown of Areas and for detailed information domestic-min-wage-1

In terms of Sectoral Determination Area A includes: Bergrivier Local Municipality, Breederivier Local Municipality, Buffalo City Local Municipality, Cape Agulhas Local, Municipality, Cederberg Local Municipality, City of Cape Town, City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality, City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality, Drakenstein Local Municipality, Ekurhulen Metropolitan Municipality, Emalahleni Local Municipality, Emfuleni Local Municipality, Ethekwini Metropolitan Unicity, Gamagara Local Municipality, George Local Municipality, Hibiscus Coast Local Municipality, Karoo Hoogland Local Municipality, Kgatelopele Local Municipality, Khara Hais Local Municipality, Knysna Local Municipality, Kungwini Local Municipality, Kouga Local Municipality, Langeberg Local Municipality, Lesedi Local Municipality, Makana Local, Municipality, Mangaung Local Municipality, Matzikama Local Municipality, Metsimaholo Local Municipality, Middelburg Local Municipality, Midvaal Local Municipality, Mngeni Local Municipality, Mogale Local Municipality, Mosselbaai Local Municipality, Msunduzi Local Municipality, Mtubatu Local Municipality, Nama Khoi Local Municipality, Nelson Mandela, Nokeng tsa Taemane Local Municipality, Oudtshoorn Local Municipality, Overstrand Local Municipality, Plettenbergbaai Local Municipality, Potchefstroom Local Municipality, Randfontein Local Municipality, Richtersveld Local Municipality, Saldanha Bay Local Municipality, Sol Plaatjie Local Municipality, Stellenbosch Local Municipality, Swartland Local Municipality, Swellendam Local Municipality, Theewaterskloof, Local Municipality, Umdoni Local Municipality, uMhlathuze Local Municipality and Witzenberg Local Municipality.