Economy

Maids to Get K993.60 as Minimum Wage

Zambia’s minimum wage has been revised for various categories of workers.

Labour and Social Security Minister Joyce Simukoko said at a media briefing in Lusaka that there was wide stakeholder consultations through the tripartite consultative meeting held on 18th May, 2018.

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.

76 Comments

  1. Phiri samuel

    In which category does the security guards falls?

  2. kennedy

    we don’t hear about security guards who are risking lives,yet getting as low as k4oo,why are they not catigolised?

  3. Patrick Tembo

    Wat about general workers

    • EVERISTO NGOMA 1990

      K99.8 pre mouth boi

      • Mulenga chishala

        This article is loud and clear clear guys, securities, general workers and some other higher grade workers there salarie will be k3000+

    • Mulenga chishala

      K3000+

  4. great back

    now you are working,we thank our president infwe p f paka 2021

  5. Malama Golden

    First increase the salaries of civil servants before you increase the salaries of those you don’t pay…This is wickrdness

  6. bayoka

    Kuwaya wayafye pa Zambia tefintu.

  7. The nation at large

    what about gardeners?

  8. TINENE

    Pliz madam minister u may move arround in companies if the wages re fulfild to the workers.

  9. Royd

    Zambia is now improving

  10. king cup

    This is well but what about people working in companies

  11. Williams

    What about general workers in constructions?

  12. BUSEPO

    WHAT IF MY BOSS REFUSE TO INCREASE THAT MONEY TO MY WAGE WHO CAN I TELL?

  13. Winnipeg Nyirongo

    Zambia Reports, what kind of reporting is this? We have read about this development.Domestic workers, Shop workers, General workers and Security guards have been categorized in this news following SI 69, 70 and 71. This news is loud and clear if you can read it through Opera News. Why is it that you Zambia Reports want to keep the people in the dark? If i read this article of yours, i cannot see the category of security guards and general workers? Edit your news before publishing it!!!!!

  14. Evans mukupa

    Comment ,,l am very much behind about security guards

  15. Joe

    some companies don’t follow the instructions make sure you go round the companies to see your self

  16. Cizela

    In heaven same salary

    • Paul Chisanga

      Mardam please start chack the companies e.g amalgamated dress in Zambia (Ndola )& same companies in Lusaka

  17. Laliga yaps

    I’m a security guard we risk our job there will be no increase?

  18. Mambo Edgar

    OK

  19. Weldone

    Security guards salary is same as maids salary they fall under same category

  20. Jimmy Jimmy

    Please please ms simukoko what about security guards also be increased? Because there are complain about the salaries.

  21. Aba blue

    When will that get into execution? When will that become effective because these volatile people might just be Brain washing us can’t you see that mulungushi it was promised be opened long long time ago including mmd time and to day they have just done a simple and mire dribble you like always fools are cajoling like animals which sleeped 5 days without foot,you are cerebrating just for one and only one germinate maize do you think your big bellies will get satiated think big guys

  22. FRANCIS

    That’s good but what about community teachers who did good job for the development of our country Zambia????

  23. CHIPALO FRANCIS

    WE NEED GOVERNMENT WHO RESPECT PEOPLE OF ZAMBIA ,JUST DO IT WE DON’T WHAT STORIES OR JOCKING WHILE OTHERS ARE CRYING .

  24. Aba red

    Comment Sure ba lungu na ba simukoko ndiye minimum wage iyi,

  25. achiwene

    Dont forget to visit zambeef over ma salary increaments

  26. Shaka

    What’s this nonsense increasing the salaries of those you don’t pay while your workers, civil servants are not getting paid on time nor having their salaries increased just be frank that this is another way of wanting to start taxing these people

  27. King cool

    Government munkaleko serious nauutu tuma bosses twaci mwenye nitopusa ngako , Ministry of Labour should make sure they introduce home inspection if they want their minimum wages to work..

  28. mumba

    visit newrest zambia salaries their are too low

  29. mumba

    they have not even accepted the revised minimum wage please ba minister go ther and see for yourself

  30. DC

    Comment:All companies should follow the laws of zambia.All domestic workers should be paid according.No one should refuse to increase this minimum wage.It is not good to start following each another.Report anyone who will refuse to increase your minimum wage to your nearest labour office.

  31. A DAKA

    GOOD JOB HORNAR LABEL SIMUKOKO MAKE SURE THAT LABANISE AND CHAINISE FOLLOW THIS WAGE CAUSE IT IS THE LAW GOGO PF #MULEBOMBESHA

  32. Mega

    Mmmmh

  33. Robert mwewa

    We will appreciate if that minimum wage comes into practice otherwise we are waiting from you as stackholder to work over that

  34. mp

    Comment:All security guards,general workers,shop workers and maids are domestic workers the minister was very clear that you paid according to your categories,this message is very clear guys.

    • mwewa robert

      Honourable if that increment comes into practice then we ‘ll appreciate the goverment especially security guards thy r risking their lives working abnormal hours .. Go go Zambian u r at the point of poverty reduction ..we ‘ll appreciate later if it ‘ll happen

  35. Gift sakala

    Great thing

  36. bwalya kelvin

    nice one bt wat about security guards namulelandapo?

  37. kelvin divine bwalya

    wat about ba security guards coz impiya bafola shinono

  38. Calm fortitude

    Good one

  39. MOSES MTAMBO

    what about those who are jobless?

  40. Nv The Park Chingola

    That Is Good But In Agriculture The Minister Is Not Working .0962144873

  41. Lubasi N Anderson

    We are going to appreciate when these things will be happen, and it will be making anyone to support the current government. And we will not waste our time to continue with the fallen opposition party. God bless our president and his cabinet

  42. Wayne Williams

    What about community teachers?

  43. chilundu c

    We will happy…..lol

  44. Bwembya Misheck

    We Wil Be Much Thankful If This Wagges Wil Be Considered As Soon As Possible, And When Patrolling For Check Up To Make Sure The Salaries Ar Increase Plz Dn’t Go Direct Into The Offices Of Maybe Managers Or Directors ,first U Nid To Ask Workers If Their Salaries Ar Definately Increased, Otherwise Madam Minister Together With Republican President This A Great Job U Did, Especially To Security Officer Who Risks Their Lives Pa Ndalama Inono ,mubombeshe Twapapata Sana, Thanx In Advance Once Again..!

  45. Mm jeremiah

    In theory, it works. On practice, what the boss has will determine what a worker gets. E.g, in Vubwi , a volunteer trained (diploma holder) teacher gets K250 per month. It’s not called a salary. We call it a token of appreciation in older not to embarrass them in public. They accept. That’s what a community can afford.

  46. DM

    Comment:Anyone to help these people who are asking about security guards for their wages,in which catgory is security officers.maybe their is someone who understand this better,you can shad the right to these people who are in darkess.

  47. Chris Mike

    Security officers will dearly appreciate the government if this truly comes to pass.k3,000 will help these people a lot, coz the usual salary they get is not even enough for monthly food. They have children’s who go to school just like everyone else,..and this will definitely give boost to the lives and PF will surely take there deserving credit over there good work…

  48. season

    this is not a long term solution because the laws of demand and supply will simply come into play and we will soon see an increase in all basic commodities. the beneficiaries will be supermarkets such as shoprite. the best solution is to reduce unemployment and increase in exports of processed goods. this is like taking a pain killer when you have a wound.

  49. Emmanuel lumayi

    I just hope that this won’t be just oral but practice, let it be taking serious by the government

  50. minimum wage

    They are not being specific.. There are two types of maids; a commuter and a living in maid, the latter should get more than a commuter..maybe now with the increment, napsa contributions will be considered among domestic workers..

  51. ARTHUR

    what about a sales man in a shop?

  52. Masauso tembo

    This increment was said 2 years ago maids re still getting 3- k400, government it’s self is failing to employ severians instead they give chins pipo now how much do general worker get gurds?k20aday minus food and job is halakahalaka, useless people how much lunch do take of yourself during such briefing ?it’s 2 month salary of a general worker and you can’t inforce yo eyecliping stupid command.

  53. Sydney

    Hope this will be implemented in all companies, labour Minister make Sure this is inspected

  54. Benny

    If u bring that 2 the house servants especially those working as maids 4 teachers all of them will lose their jobs and they will curse u 4 ur unthinkable actions, since teachers salaries has been stuck and remain stagnant 4 a long time.

  55. ojj

    Nice move it will defenately work.

  56. Stephen Chikwanda

    In which Category do people who work for the meat industry or butchery belong?????????

  57. Michael silavwe

    Yes security guard’s their at risk but getting k550 plz madam minister check venus security and see how Zambian’s are suffering after 45days that’s when they get paid.

  58. pf cadre

    Pliz madam minister,we are working in Kafue with China civil engineer construction co-operation,CCECC Its now two years with this company getting less salaries, had work people are getting fared each time they complain. If you go to the HR office when you need financial help he will give u money which u will pay back with 30% interest (kaloba).pliz madam help us out with this + this company refuse to give people graduety on leave days.

  59. myk

    That is good one but with a lot limping stapes.

  60. Lc

    Yah in Zambia sivintu

  61. mwape

    that’s good news but the problem is that we have lots of thieves in Zambia, some bosses get good salaries but they still want to get our little salaries. am a guard risking my life but I get k700

  62. leonardnkandu@

    Anyone employing workers must have money, you can’t employ someone when you know you are poor, this must be followed by everyone without fail, failing to do that!!!! jail.

  63. BIG WEAPON

    PAIPA PANO RANTALS IT’S 700 HUNDRED KWACHA AND THAT IS THE LOWEST AGAINST k993.60 WHAT ABOUT FOOD?

  64. Sadam

    Believe me they are going to torture you before they put you in a sackbag or worse kill you for 850_950 baguyi

  65. Johnson

    Kikikikiki o folish workers who have bewitched you. taxes are higher in here and moreover you don’t have a say kkikiki you are a employees not employer

  66. Wilson

    What about as waitress /waiter this there minimum wage?

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