Ulterior motives driving the national minimum wage

2015-03-29 15:00

7m - The number of people, according to Stats SA, who earn less than Cosatu’s proposed R4?500-a-month minimum wage.

Zwelinzima Vavi, of labour federation Cosatu, has been the most outspoken in arguing for a minimum wage. Citing Stats SA data, Vavi claims 60% of formal-sector workers earn less than R3?000 a month and 16% live on less than R500 a month.

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