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PRESS RELEASE

ADJUSTMENT OF MINIMUM WAGES FOR 2015/2016

 

 

The public is hereby notified that the Government of Botswana has approved a 6% adjustment of Minimum Wage Rates for 2015/2016 across the board. The new adjustments will take effect from 1st July 2015 and are as follows:

 

 

Trade /industry

BASIC MINIMUM WAGE

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Building, Construction, Exploration and Quarry Industries

P5.15 per hour

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Wholesale Distributive Trade

P5.15 per hour

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Manufacturing, Service and Repair Trades

P5.15 per hour

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Hotel, Catering and Entertainment Trades

P5.15 per hour

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Garage, Motor Trade and Road Transport

P5.15 per hour

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Retail Distributive Trade

P4.58 per hour

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

P4.35 per hour

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Security Guards employed by security companies

P5.15 per hour

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Domestic Service Sector

P2.86 per hour

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Agricultural Sector

P583 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 rates

 

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