Govt increases taxi drivers' wages

Wednesday, June 24, 2009
By: 
Edwin Tshivhidzo

Pretoria - Government has increased the minimum wages for the taxi sector as from 1 July, the Labour Department announced today.

Labour spokesperson Page Boikanyo said the increase was based on the Consumer Price Index plus 2 percent, according to the Taxi amendment made in July 2008.

"The monthly rate for taxi drivers and administration workers will increase from R1740.53 to R1933.72 per month, while for rank marshals it will increase from R1392.42 to R1546.97," he said.

The wages for other workers not specified elsewhere will increase from R1218.38 to R1353.62.

Mr Boikanyo said the boarding allowance will also increase from R220.00 to R240.02.

For any further information, affected stakeholders can visit the department's website on www.labour.gov.za.

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