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Malema promises 50% wage hike

2014-02-23 10:25
Economic Freedom Fighters show off an artwork depicting their leader Julius Malema at a packed Mehlareng Stadium in Tembisa during the launch of the party's manifesto. (Ihsaan Haffejee, Sapa)
Pretoria - In a bid to win votes, leader of the Economic Freedom Fighters Julius Malema has promised teachers, nurses, police officers and other public servants a 50% salary increase if his party comes to power.

According to the Sunday Times, these are some of the promises in the EFFs manifesto, which Malema launched in Tembisa on Saturday.

Malema has also promised pensioners R2 600 a month and said people with disabilities will get a grant of R2 400 a month. He said there would be a minimum wage for all sectors and that domestic workers would earn a minimum of R4 500 per month.

Malema and the EFF stuck to their guns with the manifesto.

According to a report, Malema said the  party believed all jobs in the country should be permanent, and that the EFF would implement legislation that would ensure this.


He said an EFF-led government would implement a minimum wage of R4 500 across the board for all full time workers.

"Mineworkers will earn R12 500 per month, farm workers R5 000 per month, manufacturing workers R6 500 per month," he said.

Retail workers would get R5 000 a month while builders would earn R7 000.

Malema said there would be equal pay for equal work irrespective of gender, race, class and place of origin.

He also said said under the EFF social grants would increase.

"Social grants are an important aspect of bringing the poorest of the poor into some level of economic participation and EFF will introduce a system which will link social grants to development," he said.

The grant for pensioners would increase from R1 300 to R2 600 per month and disability grants would go up from R1 200 to R2 400.

Child support grants would increase from R300 to R600 per month, he said.

War veterans would get an increase from R1 220 to R2 400, care dependency from R1 200 to R2 400 and foster child grants from R800 to R1 600.

The EFF government would introduce a social grant of R2 500 per month for all terminally ill South Africans, he added.

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