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2016-11-30 06:00
 Kian Moodley: ‘In my perspective, this is a good way forward in terms of equality. Even the lowest earning employees contribute to the economy and therefore they should be considered as important and treated as such in the way they are paid irrespective of the sector they work in. If they feel adequately paid and appreciated they will be less likely to strike. In fact the more they are paid the more they may contribute in the bigger scheme of things. It will also help if they are paid sufficiently in one job to meet their basic needs then they won’t need to work two jobs. However, it is a two-sided thing. People who are desperate for the money will appreciate it as an opportunity to live a better life and better supply for the needs of their family. On the other hand though, people who are not desperate for the money may take advantage of this system and it may end up worse than before.’

Kian Moodley: ‘In my perspective, this is a good way forward in terms of equality. Even the lowest earning employees contribute to the economy and therefore they should be considered as important and treated as such in the way they are paid irrespective of the sector they work in. If they feel adequately paid and appreciated they will be less likely to strike. In fact the more they are paid the more they may contribute in the bigger scheme of things. It will also help if they are paid sufficiently in one job to meet their basic needs then they won’t need to work two jobs. However, it is a two-sided thing. People who are desperate for the money will appreciate it as an opportunity to live a better life and better supply for the needs of their family. On the other hand though, people who are not desperate for the money may take advantage of this system and it may end up worse than before.’

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