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Engineering workers flex their muscles: Employers buckle under pressure

31 July 2004, Posted in News

Employers buckle under pressure

The flexing of the mighty Numsa’s muscles in countrywide marches and in dispute meetings were enough to push employers to move their final offer to 7,5% for the lower grades and 6,5% for the higher grades.

Rate

Current minimum (hourly rates)

Increase on actuals and scheduled rate

Increase on scheduled wage rate (per hour)

New minimum wage rate

(per hour)

A

R27.61

6.5%

R1.80

R29.41

AA(6)

R26.05

6.58%

R1.71

R27.76

AA(start)

R24.58

6.67%

R1.64

R26.22

AB

R23.18

6.75%

R1.57

R24.75

B

R21.89

6.83%

R1.50

R23.39

C

R20.81

6.92%

R1.44

R22.25

D

R20.13

7.0%

R1.41

R21.54

DD

R18.43

7.08%

R1.31

R19.74

DDD

R17.40

7.16%

R1.25

R18.65

E

R16.41

7.25%

R1.19

R17.60

F

R15.51

7.33%

R1.14

R16.65

G

R14.61

7.41%

R1.08

R15.69

H

R13.78

7.5%

R1.03

R14.81

Electric Cable (Schedule F)

Rate

Current minimum (hourly rates)

Increase on actuals and scheduled rate

Increase on scheduled wage rate (per hour)

New minimum wage rate

(per hour)

Rate Z

R27.61

6.5%

1.80

R29.41

Rate Y

R21.48

6.6%

1.42

R22.90

Group IX

R20.15

6.7%

1.35

R21.50

Group VIII

R19.41

6.8%

1.32

R20.73

Group VII

R18.60

6.9%

1.28

R19.88

Group VI

R17.84

7.0%

1.25

R19.09

Group V

R17.08

7.1%

1.21

R18.29

Group IV

R16.33

7.2%

1.18

R17.51

Group III

R15.81

7.3%

1.15

R16.96

Group II

R15.17

7.4%

1.12

R16.29

Group I

R14.61

7.5%

1.10

R15.71

Structural Engineering

Rate

Current minimum (hourly rates)

Increase on actuals and scheduled rate

Increase on scheduled wage rate (per hour)

New minimum wage rate

(per hour)

5

R27.61

6.5%

1.80

R29.41

4

R24.76

6.7%

1.66

R26.42

3

R20.93

6.9%

1.44

R22.37

2

R16.88

7.1%

1.20

R18.08

1

R13.71

7.3%

1.00

R14.71

1(a)

R11.37

7.5%

0.85

R12.22

Apprentices

Year

Current Minimum Wage Rate per Week

Increase on Actual Rates

Weekly Increase on Minimum Rates

New Minimum Weekly Wage Rates

First Year

R546

6.5%

R35

R581

Second Year

R602

6.5%

R39

R641

Third Year

R717

6.5%

R47

R764

Fourth Year

R1062

6.5%

R69

R1131

Whichever is the greater personal increase

Vehicle Drivers

Rate

Main Agreement symbol

Current minimum (hourly rates)

Increase on actuals and scheduled rate

Increase on scheduled wage rate (per hour)

New minimum wage rate

(per hour)

Forklift drivers

F

15.51

7.33%

1.14

16.65

Code 08

E

16.41

7.25%

1.19

17.60

Code 10 and 11

DD

18.43

7.08%

1.31

19.74

Code 13 & 14

C

20.81

6.92%

1.44

22.25

Whichever is the greater personal increase

Gate and Fence Manufacturing (Division D/7)

Rate

Current minimum (hourly rates)

Increase on actuals and scheduled rate

Increase on scheduled wage rate (per hour)

New minimum wage rate

(per hour)

B

14.17

6.83%

0.97

15.14

C

13.53

7.02%

0.95

14.48

D

13.19

7.20%

0.95

14.14

DDD

13.09

7.26%

0.95

14.04

E

13.08

7.25%

0.95

14.03

F

12.41

7.33%

0.91

13.32

G

11.69

7.41%

0.87

12.56

H

10.34

7.5%

0.78

11.12

Whichever is the greater personal increase

Five grade schedule – engineering

Grade

Current minimum hourly rates)

Increase on actuals and scheduled rates

Increase on scheduled wage rates(per hour)

New minimum wage rates

(per hour)

5

27.60

6,5%

1.79

R29.39

4

23.77

6,5%

1.55

R25.32

3

20.48

6,5%

1.33

R21.81

2

17.62

6,5%

1.15

R18.77

1

15.18

6,5%

0.99

R16.17

Annexure H: Special provisions related to construction sites

Grade

Current minimum hourly rates)

Increase on actuals and scheduled rates

Increase on scheduled wage rates(per hour)

New minimum wage rates

(per hour)

5

R27.61

6.5%

1.80

R29.41

4

R24.76

6.7%

1.66

R26.42

3

R20.93

6.9%

1.44

R22.37

2

R10.81

7.1%

0.76

R11.57

1

R8.44

7.3%

0.62

R9.06

1(a)

R7.62

7.5%

0.57

R8.19