As from 1 July 2012, the minimum wage rates in the hospitality sector are increased by the following:
Employers with 10 or less employees:
Monthly rate: R 2240,60
Weekly rate: R 517,10
Hourly rate: R 11.49
Employers with more than 10 employees:
Monthly rate: R 2495,80
Weekly rate: R 576,00
Hourly rate: R 12,80
These increases are only on minimum wage rates. Higher earners therefore do not necessarily have to receive the same percentage increase.
The current wage increases have been determined by utilizing the CPI reported by Stats SA on 23 May 2012. The current level of CPI is 6,4%. The wage increase is therefore determined by adding 6,4% plus 1% as stated in the current Sectoral Determination. Therefore the total increase is 7,4%.
The increases do not apply in areas that are governed by bargaining council agreements, for example the Bargaining Council for the Restaurant, Catering & Allied Trades that applies in Johannesburg and certain surrounding areas, and the Bargaining Council for the Tearoom, Restaurant & Catering Trade in Pretoria.