Amendment to the Minimum Wage for Farm Workers

The minimum wage for farm workers will increase on 1 March 2014 by 6.4% and not 7% as initially communicated by the Department of Labour.  The Department of Labour had used the incorrect quintile of the November 2013 Consumer Price Index to calculate the increase.   Should an employer wish to apply for a variation to the minimum wage, submissions must be done by 28 February 2014.  All required documentation must accompany the submission.  It is important to remember that when requesting a variation, you must also negotiate with your labour/union and ensure that they have signed the variation submission.  The relevant documentation can be found under Knowledge Management tab.

Monthly R2420.41
Weekly R558.60
Daily R111.72 (employee who works 9 hours/day)
Hourly R12.41


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