12 march 2013
Department of Labour has confirmed
that farmers in Limpopo, Mpumalanga and Western
Cape have applied to employ foreign
This follows the introduction of a
new minimum wage in the sector. The
department received 918 applications from farmers who asked for exemption from
the new R105 a day minimum wage.
Department Spokesperson Page
Boikanyo said the applications and the number of people who would be affected
are 74 603 workers.
“Currently, the department continues
to capture applications received from the various applicants and at the same
time requesting outstanding information from farmers who have not yet submitted
the necessary documentation” Boikanyo added.
Boikanyo said department is giving provisional
approval to farmers to ensure that they keep their minimum wage thatr was given
earlier in the year.
Labels: Labour department received 918 applications for farmers requesting to employ foreign workforce