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					DOMESTIC WORKER SECTORAL
     DETERMINATION

        Press Briefing:
        15 August 2002
Structure of the presentation


l   Contextualize  the determination
l   Demands on the department
l   Approach that we followed
l   Sectoral determination: wages and conditions 
    of employment 
Contextualisation

Background

l   Labour regime

l   15 point plan
Contextualization

Process
l DG report
l ECC process
l Promulgation
Demands on the department


     Social partners
     Legislative
     Departmental
Social Partners

l   Unions; Churches; Social & community groups
l   Levels of remuneration
l   Lesser or more regulation
l   The effect on employment
Legislative demands

l   Legislative: BCEA
l   Ability of the employer to pay
l   Creation and retention of employment 
    opportunities
l   Alleviation of poverty
l   Cost of living
Departmental role

l   Political imperative: “a better life for all”;
l   Developmental and integrated approach;
l   Need to set a floor of rights first; 
l   Skills development;
l   Social security;
l   Improved conditions of employment.
Approach that we followed

Integrated & developmental approach 
  considering:
l Concerns of different stakeholders;
l Sufficient flexibility vs. Job retention;
l Levels at which we peg the wages: Need to 
  take the following into consideration:
  - Old age pension;R620,00 per month
  - Current wages of domestic workers. 
Wages
How are wages set?


l  Area where the domestic works (areas A & B)
    
                  &

l   Number of hours per week (+27hrs or less than 
    27hrs)
Wages: More than 27 hours



               AREA A     AREA B
MONTHLY RATE   R 800,00   R 650,00
HOURLY RATE    R 4,10     R 3,33
 Wages: 27 hours and less

  


                    AREA A     AREA B
     MONTHLY RATE   R 614,25   R 498,42
     HOURLY RATE    R 4,51     R 3,66
      MINIMUM WAGES

               Examples of councils in Area A
                           AREA A
l   Bergrivier, Breederivier, Cape Agulhas, Cederberg, 
    City of Cape Town, City of Johannesburg, City of 
    Tshwane, Drakenstein, Ekurhulen, Emalahleni, 
    Emfuleni, Ethekwini, Gamagara, George ; Karoo 
    Hoogland, Kgatelopele, Knysna Kouga, Langeberg 
    Mosselbaai, Mtubatu Local Municipality, Overstrand, 
    Plettenbergbaai Richtersveld Saldanha Bay, Sol 
    Plaatjie, Stellenbosch Swartland Swellendam, 

    All councils not mentioned in Area A is in are Area B
Deductions

l   What cannot be deducted:
    Breakages, supplied clothing, training or food
l   What can be deducted:
    Statutory deductions - UIF
l   Other deductions
    -   Accommodation if in line with requirements, loans
    -   Not more than 10% of the wage to be taken for 
        each of loan or accommodation
l   Workers should not be worse off than before.
Conditions of Employment
Hours of work, Overtime

l   Hours of work 
    45 hours per week and not more than 8 hours a day if 
    the domestic worker works more than 5 days a week
l   Overtime
    Not more than: (1) 15  hours per week and (2) 12 hours 
    in any day inclusive of overtime. Pay to be at least one 
    and one-half times worker’s wage for overtime done. 
Night work & Standby

l   Night work
    Work after 18h00 and before 06h00 the next  
    day.
l   Standby
     Starts at 20h00 until 6h00 at R20 per standby 
      with limitations. 
 TERMINATION

l  Notice of not less than:
   1 week if employed 6 months or less
   4 weeks if employed more than 6 months
l Certificate of service to be provided.
l Provision of accommodation if employer 
   terminates the contract earlier than allowed
Written particulars of employment

l   Full name and address of the employer;
l   Name and occupation of the domestic worker, 
l   The place of work, 
l   The date on which the employment began;
l   Ordinary hours of work and days of work;
l   Wage or the rate and method of payment;
l   The rate of pay for overtime work;
l   Any other cash payments;
l   Any payment in kind;
l   How frequently wages will be paid;
l   Any deductions;
l   The leave entitled to;
l   The period of notice to terminate employment. 
    Information concerning pay

l     name and address;
l     name and occupation; 
l     the period in respect of which payment is made;
l     wage rate and overtime rate;
l     number of hours;
l     overtime hours;
l     hours worked on a public holiday or on a Sunday;
l     wage;
l     deductions made and
l     actual amount paid.
 Important issues

l  Conditions becomes applicable on the 1 September 
  2002.
l Wages become applicable on the 1 November 2002.
l Every employer to keep copy of determination;
Assistance:
  Provincial offices 
  Website 
  Government Gazette
l Training & awareness creation throughout SA.

				
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