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January : National minimum wage developments

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18 January, 2016

National minimum wage developments

Please see the below link to an article that appeared in the Business Day last week.

In essence, the article states that the principle of introducing a national minimum wage is "a done deal".  The QUANTUM of what it should be is still to be decided. However, the current figures being talked about are considerably higher (roughly twice) than those articulated in the current Sectoral Determinations for agricultural and forestry. The current minimum wage for forestry workers is R2 606.78 per month - Cosatu is pressing for a minimum wage of between R4 500 and R5 500 per month.

Since the process of determining what the level of a minimum wage will be is still being negotiated in Nedlac, FSA will have interactions with PAMSA (who, through BUSA, are represented in Nedlac), to given the necessary input.


Roger Godsmark

Operations Director, Forestry South Africa

Tel :+27 33 346 0344


Read the full article here