Labour to host public hearings to review minimum wage on Friday


The Department of Labour has started a high-level series of national public hearings on the Contract Cleaning Sector. The purpose of the nationwide public hearings is to consult interested parties on the review of the minimum wage for the sector.

The Contract Cleaning Sector public hearings will also be held in Bloemfontein on 2 November 2018 from 10:00am at the Laboria House Building, 43 Charlotte Maxeke Street.

In terms of the Basic Conditions of Employment Act, the current sectoral determination (SD) which governs the minimum wage and conditions of employment for the Contract Cleaning Sector, started on 1 January 2018 and ends on 30 November 2018.

The current sectoral determination prescribes a minimum wage rate per hour of R20,74 in Area A (metropolitan councils of City of Cape Town, Greater East Rand Metro, City of Johannesburg, Tshwane and Nelson Mandela).

The current minimum wage rate per hour of R20,00 is applicable in all areas of KwaZulu-Natal, and Area C which is the rest of South Africa the minimum wage rate is R18,90.