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PRESS RELEASE

ADJUSTMENT OF MINIMUM WAGES FOR 2016/2017

 

The public is hereby notified that the Government of Botswana has approved a 6% adjustment of Minimum Wage Rates for 2016/2017 across the board and by P37.00 for the Agricultural sector. The new adjustments will take effect from 1st June 2016 and are as follows:

 

Trade /industry

BASIC MINIMUM WAGE

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Building, Construction, Exploration and Quarry Industries

 

P5.46 per hour

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Wholesale Distributive Trade

P5.46 per hour

3

Manufacturing, Service and Repair Trades

P5.46 per hour

4.

Hotel, Catering and Entertainment Trades

P5.46 per hour

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Garage, Motor Trade and Road Transport

P5.46 per hour

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Retail Distributive Trade

P4.85 per hour

7.

Watchmen employed  in the above Industries and Trades or any sector thereof

 

P4.61 per hour

8.

Security Guards employed by security companies

 

P5.46 per hour

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Domestic Service Sector

P3.03 per hour

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Agricultural Sector

P620.00 per month

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Employers in the above listed trades/industries should therefore ensure that they do not pay their employees below the stipulated new minimum wage rates. Failure to do so will be a violation of Section 138 of the Employment Act, Cap. 47:01 and punishable in terms of section 151 (d) of the same Act.

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 click here to view 2014/2015 Minimum wage rate 

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