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    Sectoral wage determination question.

    We've just got two wage determination notices in our feeds section. One for the taxi industry and one for the hospitality sector.

    For the taxi industry:
    Drivers and administrative staff: R1 552,66 per month.
    Rank Marshals: R1 242,13 per month.
    General workers such as fare collectors and cleaners: R1 086,87 per month.

    For the hospitality sector:
    Establishments employing less than 10 workers: R1 480 per month or R7,59 an hour.
    Establishments employing more than 10 employees: R1 650 per month or R8,46 an hour.

    So how come taxi driver remuneration (in particular) is set so low?
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    Because add-ons supplements for taxis, ie bullets and AK47's are not particularly cheap....

    Sorry

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    That's quite funny.

    But seriously, I find this really wierd. I know that there is a sectoral rate for drivers in the electrical contracting industry. It depends on which area you're in, but that one starts at over R2500.00 even in remote areas - and you don't need to be a certified professional driver like you do to drive a taxi!

    So the taxi driver has to jump through more hoops and has a much lower sectoral minimum rate.

    I guess my signature isn't going to change anytime soon.

    I'm wondering what would turn up if we did a survey by occupation of the different sectoral determinations and agreements. For example, which is the best paying sector to be a cleaner? And just how much does the mimum rates diverge by sector?
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    That sounds like a great idea, does government not have any guidelines for different sectors on their sites?

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    There are two broad categories really. Sectoral determinations and collective agreements that are extended to non-parties.

    All are supposed to be published in the Government Gazette - otherwise they would not be valid.

    There was a while when Department of Labour was quite good about publishing them on their website, but I went looking for the electrical contracting one fairly recently, and it wasn't there. In fact, the only way I could get the actual content in the end was from the relevant bargaining council. The content of the agreement was never published in the government gazette.
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