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February : Recommendation regarding new minimum wage for forestry workers

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4 February, 2014

Recommendation regarding implementation of new minimum wage for forestry workers

Please note that in terms of the Forestry Sector Sectoral Determination, the minimum wages for Forestry workers will be the same as those paid for Agricultural workers with effect from 1st April 2014.   These minimum wage rates are as follows:

Per month:
R 2 420.41
Per week:
R 558.60
Per day:
R 111.72
Per hour: R 12.41

Although these new minimum wages will become effective as of 1st April 2014, FSA would recommend that members implemented them on 1st March 2014 (i.e when the same Agricultural minimum wage takes effect). By doing so, members could avert any possible unnecessary labour disputes.

Roger Godsmark
Operations Director
Forestry South Africa
Tel :+27 33 346 0344
Fax: +27 33 346 0399