R20 per hour for workers is an insult - Numsa

2017-02-07 19:59

Implementing a deal to pay workers a minimum hourly rate of R20 would be the final nail in the coffin for the workers struggle in South Africa, says Numsa.

INFOGRAPHIC: How SA minimum wage stacks up

2016-11-23 12:10

Take a look at this infographic, which highlights some interesting trends on minimum wages and CEO pay in South Africa.

Leon Louw: Minimum wages are ‘Cruel, Regressive and Oppressive’

2016-10-10 12:16

International comparisons show that more economic freedom - and less government control - is the only way to achieve enduring prosperity and justice, says a researcher.

Why you can't just fire your domestic worker

2015-10-09 07:19

What you need to know about dismissing your domestic worker.

Are you paying your domestic worker enough?

2015-04-06 19:31

A new tool can help you determine if you are paying your domestic worker enough, given the financial realities faced by your domestic worker’s household.

Zuma told to scrap tolls, address wages

2014-06-15 11:42

The Congress of SA Trade Unions wants President Jacob Zuma to address an array of issues in his State of the Nation address, including tolling and minimum wages.

Cosatu outraged at minister pay claims

2014-06-04 10:28

New agriculture minister Senzeni Zokwana is in the firing line after reports that he was paying a labourer R800 a month.

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.


Gordhan supports National Minimum Wage report

2016-11-23 19:54

The National Minimum Wage report offers a constructive approach to addressing inequality and unemployment, according to Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan.

Why minimum wages will devastate SA economy - Fin24 user

2016-11-07 19:17

An entrepreneur adds his voice to the debate on a national minimum wage, which is on the cards for South Africa.

Better pay for workers in Brazil, Argentina and South Africa

Scholar Christiaan Meiring considers the implementation on national minimum wage in developing and developed countries. He argues a socially-oriented policy framework and minimum wage is unlikely to lead to a ratings downgrade.

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How much do you pay your domestic worker? News24 users have their say

2015-09-28 12:40

Are you paying your domestic worker a good wage? A News24 survey reveals some interesting results...

Land plans show higher state involvement - expert

2015-02-21 07:00

Proposals on land reform in President Jacob Zuma's State of the Nation address show an increasing tendency toward higher state involvement, says an economist.

Farms minister commits to lead by example

2014-06-05 13:25

Agriculture Minister Senzeni Zokwana is committed to lead by example regarding fair wages for farm workers, the department said on Wednesday.

Cape farmworkers fight dismissal

2014-06-02 14:11

Eleven farmworkers have appeared in the Labour Court to challenge their dismissal following a series of wage-related strikes in the Western Cape last year.

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.

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