The Department of Labour has increased the minimum wages for the taxi sector by an average of 6.2% as from August 1.
The increases mean that drivers’ minimum wages will increase monthly from R3030.67 to R3218.57; weekly from R697.13 to R742.80 and hourly from R14.51 to R15.47.
Acting departmental spokesman Mokgadi Pela said in a statement on Wednesday that wages for administrative workers rise monthly from R3020.67 to R3218.57; weekly from R697.13 to R742.80; and hourly from R14.51 to R15.47.
Rank marshals’ minimum wages will increase monthly from R2414.63 to R2564.33; weekly from R557.26 to R591.81 and hourly from R11.60 to R12.32. Other workers in the sector’s wages will increase monthly from R2112.81 to R2243.80; weekly from R487.60 to R517.83 and hourly from R10.15 to R10‚78.
The new boarding allowance‚ where an employer requires an employee to sleep over at a place other than his or her own home‚ will increase from R329.29 to R349.70.