Minimum wage for domestic workers rises

Cape Town: Since the 1st of December all employers have to pay domestic workers a minimum wage of R9.63 per hour in urban areas. Salaries in rural areas rise up to R8.30. This confirmed the minister of employment.

Domestic WorkersThe salary for domestic workers, who are working more than 27 hours per week in area A, which defines all urban areas with municipalities, as for example Buffalo City, City of Tshwane, Emalahleni, Johannesburg and so on, is:

• R 9.63 per hour

• R 433.35 per week

• R1 877.70 monthly

The minimum wage for domestic workers who are working more than 27 hours per week in area B, which is defined as a small town, will rise up to:

• R 8.30 per hour

• R 373.50 per week

• R1 618.37 monthly

The minimum wage for domestic workers who are working less than 27 hours in area A per week will rise up to:

• R 11.27 per hour

• R 304.29 per week

• R 1 318.48 monthly

The minimum wage for domestic workers who are working less than 27 hours per week in area B will rise up to:

• R 9.80

• R 264.60

• R1 146.51

The minimum wage for the last year in Sector A was R8.95 and in area B R7.65.

The Ministry of Employment also claimed that domestic workers are not supposed to work more than 45 hours per week or not more than 9 hours per day during a 5 days week or not more than 8 hours a day in a 6 days week.

Overtime must be paid with 1.5 times the normal salary or the domestic worker agrees to take overtime as leisure.

All in all: In the area of Cape Town

picture source: colorlines.com
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