Labour on minimum wage rates for Contract Cleaning Sector

New minimum wage rates for Contract Cleaning Sector kicks-off in December

South Africa's contract cleaning employees' minimum wages have been adjusted upward with effect from 1 December 2016.

In terms of the Sectoral Determination that prescribes minimum wages in the sector - workers in Area A: Metropolitan Councils that include City of Cape Town, Ekurhuleni, City of Johannesburg, City of Tshwane and Nelson Mandela Bay; and also Local Councils of Emfuleni, Merafong, Mogale City, Metsimaholo, Randfontein, Stellenbosch, Westonaria - will earn a minimum of R19, 38 (R18, 01: 2015/2016) per hour.

In Area B - the rates applicable are those as prescribed by the Kwa-Zulu Natal Contract Cleaning Bargaining Council.

And in the Area C - which includes the rest of South Africa the minimum rate per hour will be R17,66 (2015/2016: R16,41).

The increases cover the period 1 December 2016 to 30 November 2017.

Source: South African Government