27 February, 2013
Sectoral determination for farm workers applicable from 1 March 2013
From 1 March 2013 new minimum wages apply to farm workers.
The increase represents a 52% increase in the entry level wage of workers.
The purpose of this communication is not to analyse or revisit all the
provisions of the sectoral determination, but rather to highlight the legal
position in respect of some decisions that farmers are likely to consider in
the coming months.
The method of calculating wages has not been amended and
there is no need to renegotiate the wage levels of the workers. Wages above the
minimum wage are therefore not affected and increases must be negotiated
between the farmer and farm workers (or their representatives). The method of
calculating wages is explained in Annexure
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