SA taxi drivers get a pay rise under new minimum wage

The Department of Labour has increased the minimum wages for the taxi sector by an average of 6.2% as from next month – 01 August 2016.

The new increases mean that drivers’ minimum wage will increase from:

  • Monthly: R3,030.67 to R3,218.57;
  • Weekly: R697.13 to R742.80;
  • Hourly: R14.51 to R15.47.

The administration workers’ minimum wages will rise as follows: monthly from R3,020.67 to R3,218.57; weekly from R697.13 to R742.80; and hourly from R14.51 to R15.47.

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Rank marshals minimum wage will increase monthly from R2,414.63 to R2,564.33; weekly from R557.26 to R591.81 and hourly from R11.60 to R12.32, the department said.

The workers working in the sector and not specified, their wages will increase monthly from R2,112.81 to R2,243.80; weekly from R487.60 to R517.83 and hourly from R10.15 to R10,78.

The new boarding allowance – where an employer require an employee sleep over at a place other than where the employee resides – will increase from R329,29 to R349,70.

The Taxi Sectoral determination provides guidelines to minimum wage and other basic conditions of employment as per legislation.

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SA taxi drivers get a pay rise under new minimum wage