New minimum wage for farm, forestry employees

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

The Department of Labour says the new minimum wages for employees in the farm and forestry sectors are set to increase by 5.6 percent.

The new minimum wages will come into effect from 1 March 2018.

The minimum wage will increase to R3 169.19 per month, up from the R3001.13 in 2017/18.

The weekly minimum wage will be R731.41.

The daily minimum wage for these employees will be R146.28 and the hourly minimum wage will be R16.25 an increase from R15.39 in 2017/18. –

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