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Farm workers wages increased

Written by SAnews
Farmworkers can look forward to a little more money in their pockets after the minimum wages for vulnerable workers in the farms sector was increased from 1 MAY 2014.

"In terms of sectoral determination for farm workers, the minimum wages will be adjusted upwards to an hourly rate of R12.41 (previously R11.66); a weekly rate of R558.60 (from R525), and monthly minimum wages of R2 420.41 (from R2 274.82),” the Department of Labour announced.

Sectoral determination covers the protection of workers in vulnerable sectors/areas of work. The determination sets minimum working hours, minimum wages, number of leave days and termination rules.

The determination is reviewed annually by the Labour Minister. The new determination will be effective until the end of February 2015.