ARTICLES RELATING TO MINIMUM WAGES

Bangladesh pay protests force factory closures

2013-09-23 12:21

Over 100 Bangladeshi garment factories were forced to shut as thousands of workers protested to demand a $100 a month minimum wage.

Hype over farmworker pay unwarranted

2013-08-02 07:56

The R105 minimum daily wage for farmworkers has not resulted in large-scale job cuts, economists reportedly say.

Farmers opt to hire cheaper foreigners

2013-03-08 13:20

Limpopo, Mpumalanga, and Western Cape farmers have applied to employ foreign workers after the introduction of a new minimum wage in the sector, an official says.

Union: Domestic workers let down

2012-12-12 16:39

Government let down domestic workers by not ratifying the International Labour Organisation's Convention 189, a trade union says.

Minimum wage 'not just a thumbsuck'

2012-11-14 14:09

Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant and her department need to attend to the minimum wages in the agricultural sector, says the Cape Chamber of Commerce.

Vavi: Review minimum wages

2012-10-28 13:44

The Congress of SA Trade Unions general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi has called for a review of all minimum wage agreements.

 

Tough stance against farmworker abuse

2013-09-16 19:12

The industry body for deciduous fruit says it is committed to labour legislation and will not tolerate non-compliance with the minimum farmworker wage.

More farmers seeking wage waiver

2013-05-29 07:12

A total of 1 987 farmers have applied for an exemption from the new minimum wage of R105 a day for workers, says Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant.

More public hearings on farmworker wages

2013-01-14 15:57

The labour department has extended its public hearings for the review of farmworker minimum wages, which are at the centre of violent protests.

Union calls for strike support

2012-11-15 15:43

Catering union Saccawu called for support for farmworkers in the Western Cape, to strengthen the "fight for better wages".

Agri Wes-Cape: Farms comply with laws

2012-11-08 18:39

De Doorns farmers in the Western Cape comply with sectoral agreements and minimum wages, says employer body Agri Wes-Cape.

 
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