ARTICLES RELATING TO MINIMUM WAGE

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.

Inside Labour: Decent wage, decent policies

2014-08-29 07:41

Without a radical change in policies and more work with decent pay, the social fabric of the country will continue to fray and tear, says Terry Bell.

Germany to give nod for minimum wage

2014-07-03 10:07

Germany's lower house of parliament is set to approve a controversial nationwide minimum wage despite last-minute disputes.

German cabinet gives nod to minimum wage

2014-04-02 12:40

Germany's cabinet has given the green light to a national minimum wage in Europe's biggest economy - a flagship project for Angela Merkel's conservatives.

Can restaurant managers take your tips?

2013-09-17 12:23

The wage determination for the hospitality sector ensures waiters are paid a minimum amount, but does it cover tips?

Mass farm meetings to sort out De Doorns

2013-05-10 09:42

Two mass meetings will be held in De Doorns at the weekend to address farmworkers' concerns and to help farmers come to terms with the new minimum wage.

Postal woes have farmers on edge

2013-03-14 09:40

Some Western Cape farmers are worried that their applications for exemption from the new minimum wage for farmworkers have not reached the labour department.

 

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.

Cosatu plans to support 'abused' farmworkers

2014-07-17 07:50

Cosatu says it wants to support vulnerable farmworkers like those on Thandi Modise's farm by recruiting them into a union and campaigning for a minimum wage.

Swiss say no to world's highest minimum wage

2014-05-19 09:26

Swiss voters have rejected proposals to introduce the world's highest minimum wage and spend $3.5bn buying new Gripen fighter jets from Saab. .

New minimum wage for domestics

2013-11-22 10:40

The minimum wage of domestic workers will rise from next month, Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant has announced.

Farmers suffer R2bn in drought damage

2013-06-06 09:31

Farmers in the North West province have suffered damages amounting to almost R2bn due to the prevailing drought conditions, a report states.

UK increases minimum wage

2013-04-15 14:07

Britain's government has approved a 1.9% rise in the minimum wage, giving the country's lowest-paid employees a bigger increase than most other workers.

New farmworker wage takes effect

2013-03-01 11:41

The new minimum wage requirement for farmworkers takes effect from today, the labour department says.

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