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January : Implementation of the National Minimum Wage - 1 January 2019

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15 January, 2019

Implementation of the National Minimum Wage - 1 January 2019

Please note that the implementation of the National Minimum Wage will become effective from 1 January 2019.  In terms of forestry  (and agricultural) workers, the applicable wage will be R18 per hour.

This represents a 9.7% increase on the current sectoral minimum wage of R16.25 per hour.

We have had a couple of our members contact me regarding the next increase in the minimum wage applicable to forestry and agricultural workers post 1 January 2019 - i.e. will it go up again on 1 March 2019 as per the sectoral determination.

To clarify the matter, please note the following:

  1. The NMW for forestry and agricultural workers will remain at R18 per hour until 31 December 2019.
  2. The NMW for forestry and agricultural workers w.e.f. 1 January 2020 will be determined by the NMW Commission.

 

Source: Forestry South Africa