Here are the latest minimum rates for domestic workers for period 1 December 2016 to 30 November 2017, as announced by the Department of Labour.
The new wages will be applicable until 30 November 2017.
Domestic workers who work in “Area A” which includes Major Metropolitan Municipalities and cities‚ and work more than 27 hours a week will have an:
Domestic workers who work in “Area B” and who work for more than 27 hours a week will have an
“The minimum wage adjustment is in line with the Basic Conditions of Employment Act which is regulated through the Sectoral Determination.
Domestic workers are by law classified as vulnerable‚ hence the Sectoral Determination governing minimum wage and conditions of employment‚” the department said in a statement.
Domestic workers include housekeepers‚ gardeners‚ nannies‚ domestic drivers among others.