Wholesale and Retail Sector minimum wage adjusted upward from beginning of February

BY SUPPLIED - FEBRUARY 3, 2015

Workers in the Wholesale and Retail Sector will with effect from 01 February 2015 be entitled to minimum wage increases that vary between 6,1% to 8,1% in various job categories.  

Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant has approved the new minimum wage for the sectors in terms of the sectoral determination as governed by the Basic Conditions of Employment Act, which makes provision for setting of minimum wages.

The new minimum wage will be applicable until 31 January 2016.

Various categories of workers who stand to benefit from the new minimum wage determination includes: cashiers, clerks, assistant managers, displayers, forklift operators, security guards, merchandisers, managers, sales assistants, sales persons, shop assistant supervisors and trainee managers.

 

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