Contract Cleaning Industry

New Minimum Wage for Contract Cleaning Industry South Africa

Effective from January 2015 there is a new minimum wage released by the Labour department for the contract cleaning industry.

South Africa’s contract cleaning employees’ wages and conditions of employment have been adjusted following an announcement by Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant.

In terms of the Basic Conditions of Employment Act, the minimum wages an employer shall pay a worker in the contract cleaning sector is R16.98 per hour. That is up from R15.66 last year. This applies to Area A which is the Metropolitan Councils: City of Cape Town, Ekurhuleni, City of Johannesburg, City of Tshwane and Nelson Mandela; and also in Local Councils: Emfuleni, Merafong, Mogale City, Metsimaholo, Randfontein, Stellenbosch, Westonaria.New Contract Cleaning Minimum Wage Released By Labour Department

In Area B – the rates applicable are those as prescribed by the Kwa-Zulu Natal Contract Cleaning Bargaining Council.

And in the Area C – which includes the rest of South Africa the minimum rate per hour will be R15.47, up from R14.19 last year.

In the case where the transport cost is more than the daily cost to an employee, an employer who requires the employee to perform night work must subsidise such employee for the transport expenses.

The new minimum wage will be binding with effect from 6 January 2015 up until 30 November 2015.

Meanwhile, the new minimum wage for 2016 and 2017 will be determined using the previous year’s minimum rate + CPI + 1.5%. The CPI utilised should be the CPI as made available by Statistic South Africa six weeks prior to the expiry date of the minimum wages.

This information was issued by the Acting Ministerial Liaison Officer, Mokgadi Pela

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