General workers’ Minimum wage increased to K1,698


Government has finally announced the revised minimum wages and conditions of employment acts for various categories of workers.
Labour and Social Security Minister Joyce Simukoko said at a media briefing in Lusaka this afternoon that this follows wide stakeholder consultations through the tripartite consultative meeting held on 18th May, 2018.

Mrs Simukoko says the revision implies that wages for various categories have been revised upwards with domestic workers’ wages increased from K522.4 to K993.60 with transport allowance inclusive.

Shop workers’ revised minimum wage is pegged at K1,698/60 with transport, lunch and housing allowances inclusive and that the wages will increase according to the grades of employees while the minimum wage of the highest grade in this category will be getting K3,558.9.

In the general workers’ category which includes receptionist and guards among others, the minimum wage for category one workers is K1698.60 while the highest category is at K3,151.61.
Mrs Simukoko has since urged employers to ensure they abide by the new law.