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Minimum wage set for security officers

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The increase was determined by the consumer price index

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THE NEW minimum wage for security officers in Kimberley will be R5 209 after a 6.4 percent increase, which comes into effect from September 1, was announced yesterday.

The Department of Labour announced yesterday that South Africa’s Private Security Sector minimum wage would, with effect from September 1 this year, increase by an average of 6.4 percent. The new Sectoral Determination (SD) will be applicable until August 31 2018.

“The minimum wage increases for all other categories (eg clerical staff, artisans, control centre operators, drivers, general workers etc) of employees including Grade A and B security officers, was determined by utilising the consumer price index (CPI), reported by Stats SA on June 21, which was 5.4 percent plus one percent as stated in the Sectoral Determination,” the department said in a statement issued yesterday.

Grade C, D and E are predetermined rates as per Private Security Sectoral Determination published in the Government Gazette of September 1 2015.

This increase will be in its third and last year of implementation.