False rumours regarding the national minimum wage

Rumours and notices by labour brokers are doing the rounds that the implementation date of the national minimum wage will be 1 October 2018.

These rumours have been stripped form all truth and are incorrect!

Mr Thembinkosi Mkalipi, Chief Director: Labour Relations of the Department of Labour has confirmed in writing that at this stage no date has been set for the implementation of the national minimum wage. Mr Mkalipi also confirmed that the Parliament is still busy with processes regarding the national minimum wage bill. Employers are therefore still unable to do the necessary financial planning.

Take note that employers must continue in the meantime to comply with current legislation with regards to industry specific minimum wages.

Please contact the LWO at 086 110 1828 for advice in this regard. We are available 24/7.

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