Basic Conditions of Employment Act, 75 of 1997 and Regulations

Comment deadline for the draft determination is extended to 28 February 2023 relating to community health workers wages and conditions investigation. Basic conditions of employment is aiming to establish a sectoral determination prescribing minimum wages and conditions of employment.

An employer is defined as any government department, implementing agency, private employer or contractor that hires workers to work in a Community Health Worker Programme (CHWP).

The regulation requires that employers adhere to the following when employing workers in CHWP:

  • Register workers with the Department of Health as Community Health Workers
  • Provide training as necessary and that training must be recorded in the employment records
  • Adhere to sector specific minimum conditions of employment including minimum rates of remunerations
  • Prohibit or regulate task-based work, piecework, home and contract work
  • Adhere to minimum standards for housing and sanitation for employees who reside on their employer’s premises
  • Regulate payment of travelling and other work-related allowances.

Written representations can be submitted by 28 February 2023 to the Directorate of the National Minimum Wage Commission: Employment Standards, Department of Labour, Private Bag X117, Pretoria, 0001 or be sent to SDinvestigations@labour.gov.za.

You can read the government notice issued by the Department of Employment and Labour here.

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