minimum wage

Saftu to intensify campaign against minimum wage

Trade union federation Saftu says it will intensify its campaign against the National Minimum Wage Bill. This comes after its members were dragged out of a Parliamentary committee discussing the matter. The meeting descended into chaos as Saftu members were forcefully removed from the venue. A number of activists donning[…]

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Ramaphosa to field questions in Parliament

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa will face questions on the minimum wage and the relationship between the legislature and the executive in the National Assembly on Wednesday. The deputy president will be answering oral questions for the last time this year. He will also face questions on government’s plans to curb[…]

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EFF rejects proposed minimum wage

The EFF has slammed the proposed National Minimum wage of R3500 per month, announced by Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa on Sunday, saying that the move favours business at the expense of workers. Ramaphosa announced the findings of the National Minimum Wage (NMW) report. Among them, is a proposal of an[…]

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Domestic worker wage welcomed

The decision to increase domestic workers’ annual wages, in line with the new minimum wage, showed the ANC’s commitment to improve the lives of lowly paid workers, the party said on Tuesday. “The challenge facing low income workers is the pressure of coping with the ever-increasing cost of living,” African[…]

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Don’t fear minimum wage: Ramaphosa

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa on Thursday warned against “angst” over the proposed introduction of a national minimum wage. Ramaphosa said a decision on a national minimum wage would only come after thorough consultation. “Minimum wages in other countries have actually gone to an extent of reducing inequality, they’ve gone to[…]

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