Employment and Labour on deadline for written submissions on National Minimum Wage

Countdown to deadline to submit written representation to National Minimum Wage (NMW) Commission to consider in adjustments in NMW in 2023
There are only two days left until the deadline for the National Minimum Wage (NMW) Commission to accept written representation from all interested stakeholders in preparation for adjustments in the NMW in 2023.

The NMW Commission at the beginning of this month issued an invitation in which it was asking stakeholders and interested parties to make written representation for it to consider when making next year’s adjustments in the NMW.

The Commission plans to publish its annual report and recommendations concerning possible adjustment to the national minimum wage to the Minister of Employment and Labour later in 2022, in accordance with section 6(2) of the National Minimum Wage Act, No. 9 of 2018.

These recommendations will be considered by the Commission before it publishes its annual report and recommendations on the annual review of the national minimum wage later in the year. These written representations will be forwarded to the Minister of Employment and Labour together with the Commission’s report – to use in the determination of the new adjustment.

The current national minimum announced by Employment and Labour Minister Thulas Nxesi in February was adjusted from R21,69 (year: 2021) to R23,19 for each ordinary hour worked for the year 2022 with effect from 01 March 2022.

The representations should reach the directorate: Employment Standards, Department of Employment and Labour, Private Bag X117, Pretoria, 001 or be sent to nmwreview@labour.gov.za(link sends e-mail) by 1 October 2022.

Source: Government of South Africa