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(1) [Sectoral determination 2, clause 3(1) deleted by clause 2 of Government Gazette 26049, Notice No. R. 201, dated 18 February 2004]


(2) Minimum wages: The minimum wage which an employer, other than the Employer referred to in subclause 1, shall pay to employees covered by this determination, with effect from the date on which this determination comes into operation the following:


Table 1: Minimum wages for all employees in the Civil Engineering Sector



Current Rates


Task Grade 1/Patterson A1



Task Grade 2/Patterson A2



Task Grade 3/Patterson A3



Task Grade 4/Patterson B1



Task Grade 5/Patterson B2



Task Grade 6/Patterson B3



Task Grade 7/Patterson B4



Task Grade 8/Patterson B5



Task Grade 9/Patterson C1




[Sectoral Determination 2, Clause 3(2) ,Table 1, substituted by Notice No. R. 725 of 2012, Government Gazette 35658 dated 4th September 2012]


Table 2: Job Grading


Task Grade

Occupational group

Job Title

Task Grade 1/ Patterson A1

General Worker

General worker

Task Grade 2/ Patterson A2

Artisan Aid

Artisan Aid

Construction Hand

Grade IV

Structures Construction Hand; Premix Paving Checker;

Steel Bending Machine Operator; Civil Construction Bricklayer Grade II

Operator Grade V

Boom Scraper Operator

Pedestrian Roller Operator





Task Grade 3/ Patterson A3

Construction Hand

Grade III

Shutter hand Grade III

Concrete Hand Grade 11

Operator Grade IV

Track Rig Operator (general); Bore Pile Operator;

Drilling Supervisor

Site Support

Junior Clerk

Task Grade 4/ Patterson B1

Construction Hand

Grade II

Shutter hand Grade II; Reinforcing Hand Grade II; Concrete Hand Grade I; Fence Erector; Guard Rail Erector

Operator Grade III

Concrete Mixer Operator; Continuous Flight Auger Operator; Batch Plant Operator; Concrete Dumper Operator; Concrete Pump Operator; Tower Crane Operator; General Premix Roller Operator; Milling Machine Operator; Paver Operator; Excavator Operator; Front End Loader Operator; TLB Operator; Dozer Operator; Grader Operator (general); Gunit Nozzle person

Driver Grade II

Motorcycle Driver; Tractor Driver; Light Motor Vehicle Driver; Driver Operator; Heavy Duty Driver (rigid); Extra Heavy Duty Driver (rigid)

Site Support

Material Tester

Task Grade 5/ Patterson B2

Construction Hand Grade 1

Shutter hand Grade 1; Piling Auger Machine Operator; Reinforcing Hand Grade I; Pipe layer Grade I; Kerb layer Grade i; Civil Construction Bricklayer Grade I

Operator Grade II

Mobile Crane Operator; Screed Operator; Scraper Operator

Driver Grade I

Heavy Duty Driver (articulated); Extra Heavy Duty Driver (articulated)

Site Support

Assistant surveyor

Task Grade 6/ Patterson B3

Operator Grade I

Grader Operator (final level)

Task Grade 7/ Patterson B4


Supervisor Grade II; Plant Serviceman

Task Grade 8/ Patterson B5


Supervisor Grade I

Task Grade 9/ Patterson C1


Diesel Mechanic, Fitter & Turner, Auto Electrician, Boilermaker, Welder.


[Sectoral Determination 2, clause 3(2), Table 2, inserted by clause 1 of  Notice No. R. 133, GG 29635, dated 16 February 2007]


(3) [Sectoral Determination 2, clause 3(3) deleted by clause 2 of Notice No. R. 133, GG 29635, dated 16 February 2007]


(4) Year-end bonus: Subject to the provisions of this subclause, employers shall—
(a) Pay an employee an annual bonus as follows:
(i) December 2009: 17 working days’ pay;
(ii) December 2010: 18 working days’ pay;
(iii) December 2011: 19 working days’ pay; and
(iv) December 2012: 20 working days’ pay.

[Sectoral Determination 2, clause 3(4)(a) replaced by clause 2 of Notice No. R. 872, GG 32525, dated 25 August 2009]

(b) where agreements, substantive or otherwise, provide for bonuses in excess of that provided for in paragraph (a), such existing agreements shall prevail.
(c) an employee shall not be entitled to the bonus amounts referred to in paragraph (a) unless he or she is employed by the employer in December of the year in which the bonus amount is to be paid and he or she has been continuously so employed for at least one full year.
(d) an employee who is employed by the employer in December of the year in which a bonus amount is to be paid and who has been continuously so employed for at least 3 months, but for less than one full year, shall be entitled to a pro rata bonus payment.
(e) an employee whose employment is terminated through no fault of his or her own, through retrenchment, retirement, disability or death, shall be entitled to a pro rata bonus payment.
(f) no bonus payment shall be made to employees whose employment was terminated by reason of misconduct.
(g) where an employee is absent for more than 10 working days in any one year, the bonus payment to which he or she is entitled shall be reduced by the proportion of total working days lost to total possible working days in a year.