ARTICLES RELATING TO MINIMUM WAGE

Zuma performs balancing act on minimum wage

2016-02-11 22:24

A national minimum wage will go a long way to improve labour relations in South Africa, but it must not undermine job creation, President Jacob Zuma has said.

Minimum wage: Unemployment, job cuts could soar

2015-11-29 17:00

Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant is worried about the number of retrenchments that might follow after the implementation of the national minimum wage.

Wits backs national minimum wage

2015-11-04 21:30

Researchers at Wits University’s Corporate Strategy and Industrial Development have come out in favour of a national minimum wage.

The national minimum wage: How high?

2015-08-23 15:00

The long-promised national minimum wage rise is coming, with the business, labour and government constituencies at Nedlac apparently working towards a deal in time for President Jacob Zuma’s next state of the nation address.

Approach transformation through nation building programmes

2015-06-04 16:09

Herman Mashaba was awarded the Rotary Achiever of the Year Award for 2014, in his acceptance speech he spoke about the need for transformation through nation-building programmes.

LA gives preliminary approval to minimum wage

2015-05-20 10:15

The Los Angeles City Council has voted to increase the minimum wage in the nation's second-largest city to $15 an hour by 2020, in a victory for labour groups.

Calls mount for guaranteed minimum wage

2015-02-24 06:30

As the 2015 budget address nears, there is an increasing clamour from trade unions and human rights groups for a guaranteed minimum wage and social welfare net.

Germany to account EU on foreign truckers' wages

2015-01-21 14:30

The EU is to call Berlin to task over a new law stating that foreign drivers should be paid the German minimum wage for any hours spent on German roads.

Minimum wage could be hugely destructive

2014-11-06 11:59

It is important to take a stance against the idea of a national minimum wage, because of its potentially incredibly destructive impact, warns an expert.

Vavi calls for national minimum wage

2014-11-04 13:05

Unemployment has reached catastrophic levels and the lack of jobs are giving trade unions sleepless nights, says Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi.

 

Brian Kantor: Minimum Wages – yet another ‘own goal’

2015-12-06 10:18

Government’s National Minimum Wage is being used by the ruling party as a carrot for political survival but won’t cure poverty, says an economist.

Minimum wage could be on cards in 2016 - Oliphant

2015-11-25 15:50

The formalities around the national minimum wage could be completed next year, according to Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant.

UK employers warn govt of minimum pay hike

2015-09-10 10:30

A planned increase in Britain's minimum wage represents a gamble on the part of the government and could curb job growth, says a top representative.

Apartheid-style laws are damaging SA’s employable future

2015-07-21 14:43

Herman Mashaba says the youth need to become architects of their own futures, and calls on government to remove self-inflicted barriers to an employable future.

Los Angeles gives a fresh nod to minimum wage

2015-06-04 08:45

The Los Angeles City Council has given a second nod of approval to a proposal to increase the minimum wage in the nation's second-largest city to $15 an hour.

Farmworker views on minimum wage to be heard

2015-03-15 15:16

Input from farmworkers will be taken into account when a decision to implement the national minimum wage or not is made, says a committee on labour

Walmart, under pressure, boosts minimum US wage

2015-02-20 10:15

Walmart Stores says it would raise entry-level wages to $9 an hour, a 24% increase from the US minimum wage that some employees now earn.

Marcus: 8% wage hikes not sustainable

2014-11-06 16:12

South Africa's economy cannot sustain wage settlements of around 8%, which are also a threat to jobs, says SA Reserve Bank governor Gill Marcus.

Minimum wage 'will cause unemployment'

2014-11-05 15:46

A business organisation says at the Labour Relations Indaba there was too little engagement unemployment and the factors at the heart of low economic growth.

Minimum wages on the cards at labour indaba

2014-10-12 12:01

A national minimum wage will be a central discussion at the upcoming labour indaba, says Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant.

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