Christmas comes early for domestic workers

By Lelethu Mquqo
30 November 2011

Domestic workers are to get an annual increase as of tomorrow – just in time for Christmas.

Minister of Labour Mildred Oliphant made the announcement this morning.

This year the minimum wage for domestic workers who work 27 ordinary hours per week or less in Area A will receive an increase from R9.12 to R9.85 per hour.

The weekly wages go up from R246.30 per week to R265.

The monthly wages have been increased from R1067.15 to R1152.32.

Oliphant has declared similar increases for domestic workers in Area B.


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