Inside Labour: Discontent and the coming minimum wage

2017-10-13 06:00

It is easy to see why many in the labour movement see the introduction of a R3 500 minimum wage as only helping to fuel the fires of discontent, says Terry Bell.

How low can they go in setting steel wages?

2017-07-16 06:00

Some employer groups think they have an iron-clad bargaining chip to get unions to sign up for an almost unprecedented lowering of prescribed entry-level wages.

Minimum wage could lead to abuses

2017-07-02 06:00

Turning the national minimum wage into an actual law has raised new problems, including opportunities for “all sorts of abuses”.

SA's minimum wage could hurt small firms and rural workers

2017-04-28 09:20

With its raging unemployment and many low-paying jobs, South Africa faces a dilemma as it introduces a national minimum wage.

Ramaphosa welcomes Cosatu endorsement of minimum wage

2017-03-02 19:21

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has welcomed the adoption by COSATU of the proposed national minimum wage of R20 an hour.

The national minimum wage: Where to from here?

2017-02-20 16:16

One of the issues the finance minister will hopefully provide clarity on in his Budget Speech tomorrow is the implementation of the national minimum wage, writes Rob Cooper, director of legislation at Sage.

In the markets: What to watch this week

2017-02-13 07:12

The local unemployment rate is due on Tuesday while the Fed’s Janet Yellen is to talk about the Semiannual Monetary Policy Report on Wednesday.

R20/hour wage deal: What Fin24 users think

2017-02-12 14:01

Is the proposed national minimum wage of R20 an hour a boon for exploited workers, or will it simply add to SA's unemployment woes? Fin24 users give their views.

Deal or no deal?

2017-02-12 06:09

Labour federation Cosatu still wants a national minimum wage that is fundamentally different from the deal hurriedly signed this week by all the other stakeholders.

Zuma lauds Ramaphosa over national minimum wage deal

2017-02-09 20:55

President Jacob Zuma has congratulated his deputy Cyril Ramaphosa for successfully overseeing the conclusion of a national minimum wage.


Let's raise minimum wages to stave off revolution

2017-08-07 06:00

Instead of yelling at each other about minimum wages, let's have a ‘food security Codesa’ where bright thinkers can plan full bellies for all South Africans, says Mandi Smallhorne.

New minimum wage for hospitality sector

2017-07-07 13:09

The minimum wage for SA's hospitality sector has been revised upward with effect from July 1 2017.

Your views on the R20/hr minimum wage

2017-05-03 16:05

South Africa will formally adopt a national minimum wage of R20.00 per hour on Worker’s Day next year. Fin24 asked users what they think of the proposed amount.

Anguish over low wages but no pity for the 9 million who earn zero

2017-03-10 07:00

The negative consequence for the already-unemployed is so grave that, it provides a powerful argument as to why the minimum wage should not be introduced, says Eustace Davie.

Cosatu accepts minimum wage

2017-03-02 15:42

Cosatu has accepted government's minimum wage of R3 500 per month, calling it a “step forward for the country”.

Inside Labour: Living wages versus poverty wages

2017-02-17 05:01

The demand for a living minimum wage is not a plea for charity but for workers to get back a bigger share of the wealth their labour creates, says Patrick Craven.

How government can enforce the minimum wage

2017-02-12 17:46

Government can introduce incentives or sanctions to ensure that employers comply with the national minimum wage agreement, says a researcher.

Give and take: Labour and business given key demands for minimum wage

2017-02-12 06:25

The national minimum wage (NMW) will be R20 an hour, but not the R20 an hour proposed by an expert panel last year.

New strike rules imminent

2017-02-12 06:00

An accord setting new rules for strikes was signed alongside the National Minimum Wage deal this week, in essence trying to bar another event like Marikana.

Wage deal: 'Leaders buying buffaloes instead of funding education'

2017-02-09 12:31

The R20 an hour minimum wage deal has been widely criticised, with one Fin24 user saying SA's leaders are buying buffaloes instead of funding education for poor black children.

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