The Minister of Labour, Mildred Oliphant, has the pleasure of announcing that: “wages for the vulnerable workers in the Contract Cleaning Sector will be adjusted with effect from 1 December 2015”.  In terms of Sectoral Determination 1: the minimum wages will be adjusted upwards for employees in Area A and Area C during end on November 2015.  Area A and C includes local and major metropolitan areas and the rest of South Africa, with the exclusion of areas governed by Bargaining Councils.  This means that an employee that works in Area A should be paid not less than hourly rate of R 18.01; and an employee that works in Area C should be paid not less than an hourly rate of R 16.41  The new determination will be effective until the end of November 2016.  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.

Issued by Department of Labour: Communication Directorate: Mokgadi Pela, Acting Departmental Spokesperson – 16 November 2015