ARTICLES RELATING TO WAGES

Walmart joins growing US march on wage hikes

2015-02-27 13:45

Walmart, the largest retailer in the United States, is increasing wages, and economists are hoping to see a chain reaction.

Germany's IG Metall union agrees 3.4% wage rise

2015-02-24 10:16

Germany's biggest trade union, IG Metall, has agreed to a 3.4% wage increase for one year for the southwest region plus a one-off payment of €150.

Zim calls for wage freeze as union conflict looms

2015-02-12 09:48

Zimbabwe's central bank chief says the economy is too depressed to allow for salary hikes, setting the stage for a bitter conflict with trade unions.

Wage growth stagnates, lags pre-crisis rates

2014-12-06 07:10

The latest ILO Global Wage Report warns of stalled wages in many countries and points to the labour market as a driver of inequality.

Call to scrap sector-wide wage deals

2014-11-26 21:05

The Congress of SA Trade Unions is proposing that all sector determinations be abolished, saying that it does not address inequality.

Domestic workers want R3 000

2014-11-26 12:38

Domestic workers must be paid R3 000 per month, parliament's portfolio committee on labour has heard.

New wage rates for domestic workers

2014-11-25 12:43

Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant has upwardly adjusted domestic workers’ annual wages in line with the new minimum wage.

Nene warns on wage bill

2014-10-22 15:05

The public service will henceforth have to accept inflation-related increases or face staff cuts, Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene warned on Wednesday in his first mid-term budget.

Neasa in court over wage agreement

2014-09-25 11:40

Neasa has lodged an urgent application in the Labour Court to stop the extension of the metals industry wage agreement to non-signatories.

German pay rises at fastest rate in over a year

2014-08-29 17:45

The pay of about 19 million German workers covered by collective wage agreements has risen at the fastest rate in more than a year in the second quarter.

 

Nene leaves public wage bill intact

2015-02-25 15:15

Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene left the public sector wage bill untouched at around 40% of government spending, and appealed to the sector to be reasonable in its demands.

Kganyago: Workers, investors should share gains

2015-02-18 14:50

There should be an equitable sharing of productivity gains between workers and investors, says SA Reserve Bank governor Lesetja Kganyago.

French truckers plan blocks as wage talks loom

2015-01-18 19:00

French truck drivers plan on blockages to disrupt traffic on key roads starting from Sunday evening as union members say they are preparing for a tough fight.

Govt must enforce all labour laws - Cosatu

2014-11-27 16:05

The government must enforce all labour laws, including requiring employers to report on disproportionate income at all wage levels, says Cosatu in the North West.

Mineworkers want R8 500p/m minimum

2014-11-26 17:03

The minimum wage for mineworkers must be R8 500 a month, the National Assembly's labour committee has heard.

ANC cheers new wages for domestic workers

2014-11-26 06:00

Increasing domestic workers' wages in line with the new minimum wage will go a long way towards addressing the exploitation of workers, says the ANC.

The manager who outearns Jacob Zuma

2014-10-26 18:11

A Gauteng municipal manager tops President Jacob Zuma's salary by more than R200 000 a year.

Skilled wages to rise up to 10% - Hays

2014-10-09 14:15

British recruiting firm Hays says skill shortages are pushing up some white collar salaries as much as 10%, contrasting with generally slack wage growth.

Clothing union signs wage agreement

2014-09-16 08:31

A new wage agreement which would benefit about 80 000 clothing workers nationally has been signed, says the SA Clothing and Textile Workers Union.

Labour Wrap: A cure for prejudice

2014-08-28 07:40

The “lies, damned lies” aphorism is a warning to all of us to apply critical analysis to everything, says Terry Bell in his Labour Wrap.

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