Employers not complying with national minimum wage will quickly be found out.
Employment and Labour Minister Thulas Nxesi has launched a new hotline that will allow workers to report cases of non-compliance with the National Minimum Wage (NMW), at no cost to them.
The NMW Impimpa Hotline, as it is called, will act as a mechanism to ensure that employers are complying with the Act and are held accountable if they are found to be non-complying. It provides a messaging interaction mechanism for end-users (workers) that allows them to report cases of non-compliance with the NMW.
‘Whistle-blowers’ using the hotline won’t need data, airtime or a smartphone to use it.
“The NMW Impimpa hotline will provide an effective monitoring and enforcement system. Its launch is seen as vital to the success of this significant policy intervention,” said the department of Employment and Labour in a statement.
The new NMW has increased from R20 per hour to R20.76 per hour and came into effect on 1 March 2020.