The National Minimum Wage Commission was established by section 8 of the National Minimum Wages Act 9 of 2018 which took effect on 1 January 2019.
The National Minimum Wage Commission Act
The purpose of the act is:
- To provide for a national minimum wage;
- to establish the National Minimum Wage Commission;
- to provide for the composition and functions of the National Minimum Wage Commission;
- to provide for the review and annual adjustment of the national minimum wage;
- to provide for exemption from paying the national minimum wage;
- and to provide for matters connected therewith.
View the The National Minimum Wage Commission Act here.
The functions of the National Minimum Wage Commission
- review the national minimum wage and recommend adjustments;
- investigate and report annually to the Minister on the impact of the national minimum wage on the economy, collective bargaining and the reduction in income differentials and make such information available to the public;
- investigate income differentials and recommend benchmarks for proportion- ate income differentials;
- set medium term targets for the national minimum wage within three years of the commencement of this Act; and
- advise the Minister on measures to reduce income differentials or any other matter on which the Minister requests the Commission’s advice;
- advise the Minister on sectoral determinations;
- advise the Minister on any matter concerning basic conditions of employment; and
- perform any such function as may be required of the Commission in terms of any other employment law.
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