Could you live on R736 per month?

2018-07-22 12:12

How is it that those who do not lay a single brick – let alone lift a finger – earn 600% more than those who produce the commodities that generate the profits for the elite few? asks Mikaela Nhondo Erskog.

For Ma Lina, and the many other domestic workers who raised us, while their own kids were going to bed without them

2018-07-03 13:30

Kyla Mills spoke to Parent24 after her Facebook post about Ma Lina, the nanny she grew up with, went viral. But Kyla says she feels awkward because you shouldn't be praised for being decent to people, "especially the people who raised you". This is her response to the minimum wage debate and her heartwarming story about Ma Lina.

Don't underestimate what SA has achieved in the past three months

2018-06-06 07:30

Ratings agency S&P's latest decision may be disappointing, but is a great opportunity for some important conversations, writes Bonang Mohale.

Almost 9 hours at minimum wage to dry clean a suit in Cape Town - index

2018-05-14 23:00

Cape Town ranks among the top 10 cities in the world where people have to work the most hours at minimum wage to afford to dry clean a suit.

Inside Labour: So much talk, so little sense

2018-05-04 06:00

The real crisis right now seems that there is too little openness and honest discussion about real issues such as the minimum wage and land expropriation, says Terry Bell.

Inside Labour: Turmoil, tension and some unity

2018-04-27 08:00

This past week has been one of the most tumultuous weeks in recent labour history, raising several important political, financial and ethical questions, says Terry Bell.

WATCH: No one can live on R20/hour – Saftu members

Thousands of members of the South African Federation of Trade Unions have taken to the streets in major cities across the country against the proposed minimum wage. Watch.

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Fedusa lashes out at Saftu, calls nationwide strike self-serving

2018-04-24 12:43

The Federation of Unions of SA says it totally rejects calls by the SA Federation of Trade Unions to join it in a "self-serving nationwide strike" against the National Minimum Wage.

DA calls for each sector to have its own minimum wage

2018-04-16 19:31

The Democratic Alliance says a one-size-fits-all approach to the implementation of a national minimum wage will lead to job losses.

Saftu submits first parliamentary objection to minimum wage

2018-04-09 15:19

The parliamentary committee on labour has accepted Saftu's submission on both the minimum wage and proposed labour law amendments, with further objections understood to be in the pipeline.


"No matter the colour of our skin, we are just plain human beings": Jackson Mthembu and our readers respond to Ma Lina's story

2018-07-06 12:40

Domestic workers, nannies and minimum wage – after reading Kyla Mills's heart-warming story about the nanny that raised her, Ma Lina, our readers responded with a flood of their own heart-warming stories.

OPINION: "Domestic workers will soon become a handful of people only the elite can afford"

2018-06-12 11:08

Some people simply cannot afford to pay more than the minimum wage for their domestic workers and nannies, explains one reader.

Saftu threatens to take minimum wage war to court

2018-05-18 08:08

The South African Federation of Trade Unions says it will challenge the National Minimum Wage Bill in court if it is passed without input from a wide range of workers.

Workers need full disclosure of all facts

2018-05-13 06:00

It is not in the interest of either employers nor employees to have profitable enterprises collapse.

5 biggest changes to the SA labour landscape since Workers' Day 2017

2018-04-30 14:26

As millions of employees around the world ready to celebrate International Workers' Day on May 1, Fin24 looks at how the SA labour landscape has changed over the past year.

SA strike shuts manufacturing plants, disrupts transport

2018-04-25 16:17

A strike by unions to demand an increase to the proposed national minimum wage has shut down vehicle manufacturing plants and disrupted public transportation.

Numsa urges all workers to strike against 'R20/hour slave wage'

2018-04-24 18:44

Union Numsa says it is calling on all workers to unite for the interest of future generations and "oppose the labour bills meant to undermine the workers' right to strike".

Labour and business champions go head to head over minimum wage

2018-04-18 17:46

Sparks flew as a parliamentary committee put Saftu's Zwelinzima Vavi and employer association Neasa's CEO Gerhard Papenfus in one room on a public platform to discuss the minimum wage.

Vavi's Saftu threatens to make SA ungovernable

2018-04-12 14:04

The South African Federation of Trade Unions has threatened to make the country "ungovernable" if government continues with plans of a R3 500 minimum wage.

Inside Labour: Minimum wage debate highlights internecine feuds

2018-04-06 06:02

The SA labour movement is relatively weak and in a state of flux, with a largely unnoticed internecine war for members and influence going on, says Terry Bell.

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