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Wage Increase 2019/2020: Southern Cape

Attached, please find the 2019/2020 wage schedules.

Please note that employers will have to identify the wage band of an employee by referring to that employee’s wage, in order to plot him/her on the schedule for “stamp” contribution/deduction purposes.

Categories are no longer reflected on the schedules. The examples on page 6 of the wage schedules are not linked to any specific group of employees and must be seen as examples only.

SET A: Applicable from 1 July 2019 to 30 September 2019

SET B: Applicable from 1 October 2019 to 30 June 2020

(NOTE: NO MONETARY CHANGE ON THESE NEW SCHEDULES. ONLY THE STAMP CODE HAS CHANGED.)

Please Note:- It has unfortunately become necessary to reintroduce a contribution to the Sick Benefit Fund, as this Fund has been paying benefits since 2008 without any contributions. Due to the Fund facing depletion, it was decided to reintroduce a 0,05c per hour contribution as from 1 July 2019 to ensure the continued existence of the Sick Benefit Fund. Membership of this Fund ensures that employees claim payment for sick leave and family responsibility leave from this Fund, instead of from their employers.

Employers are also reminded that voluntary membership of the Council’s Medical Aid Fund is available to all MBA employers personally as well as to all employees in the industry.

For details regarding this, please contact the Council’s MEDICAL AID FUND.

Should you experience any difficulty in interpreting the schedules, please do not hesitate to contact the Council’s offices in either George or Port Elizabeth for further explanation.

T.M. VERSCHUUR

Office of the Council Secretary

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