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Goverment increases minimum wage for hospitality workers

The minimum wage for workers in the hospitality sector (guest houses, game parks, hotels, etc.)  will go up by 6% with effect from July 1.

The Department of Labour announced the new Hospitality Sectoral Determination, which regulates wages, working hours and other working conditions. The new minimum wages for employees in a company with less than 10 employees is set at R3 384.71 while the weekly rate will be R781.14 and the hourly rate R17.34.

Employers with more than 10 employees will have to remunerate their employees from 1 July 2018 at the minimum rate of R3 772.65 per month, a weekly rate of R870.62 and an hourly rate of R19.35

The wage increases have been determined by utilising the April CPI reported by Stats SA on the 23 May 2018, which is 4.5% plus 1.5% as prescribed in the sectoral determination.

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