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3 February 2014

South Africa: Farm Workers Get Wage Increase

Vulnerable workers in the farms sector will get an upward wage adjustment effective from 1 March 2014, the Department of Labour has announced.

"In terms of sectoral determination for farm workers, the minimum wages will be adjusted upwards to an hourly rate of R12.41 (previously: R11,66); a weekly rate of R558.60 (from R525), and monthly minimum wages of R2 420.41 (R2 274.82)," the department said. 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.

The determination is reviewed annually by Labour Minister. The new determination will be effective until the end of February 2015.

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