Raise national minimum wage

2016-12-18 06:03

Trade unions are pushing for a number of changes to the proposed national minimum wage that would make it a far more meaningful intervention – but still not a living wage.

Manamela: Wage subsidy not cure-all for jobs

2014-06-30 10:58

It is critical to ensure the youth wage subsidy does not "maximise tension" in the workplace, says deputy minister Buti Manamela.

Numsa decries youth unemployment

2014-03-17 17:41

Youth unemployment in South Africa is the third highest in the world and most of those without jobs are women, says the National Union of Metalworkers of SA.

Bring on the wage subsidy

2013-10-31 07:34

The jobs crisis must be tackled before things get out of hand, says Geoffrey Chapman.

Parly has final say on youth wage bill

2013-10-22 14:34

The so-called youth wage subsidy bill does not need Nedlac approval because parliament has the final say, National Treasury officials say.

DA to keep pushing for youth wage subsidy

2013-10-17 18:50

The DA will continue to pressure the government about the youth wage subsidy as a means to uplift communities, says its parliamentary leader Lindiwe Mazibuko.

Youth subsidy a mega jobspinner - expert

2013-10-01 22:36

The proposed youth wage subsidy is a winning concept which could create up to 800 000 jobs within just 18 months, says an economist.

Zille: Cosatu keeping people unemployed

2013-05-16 09:03

Cosatu is keeping people unemployed by influencing government not to implement the youth wage subsidy, DA leader Helen Zille says.

Lehohla: Youth wage subsidy may work

2013-05-06 18:31

South Africa could do better with a youth wage subsidy if it helps to resolve the challenges facing young people, says Stats SA statistician general Pali Lehohla.

ANC says Cosatu will accept youth grant

2013-03-06 19:00

The government is confident that it will get the buy in from Cosatu for the controversial youth wage incentive scheme, says Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe.


Wage subsidy: R6.3bn and counting

2016-09-11 06:04

The youth wage subsidy could end up costing double the expected estimate of R5 billion.

Wage subsidy risks job cuts, warns Vavi

2014-03-19 20:02

Employers will appoint more young workers while retrenching an equal or greater number of older workers, says suspended Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi.

Zuma signs youth wage subsidy into law

2013-12-19 14:18

The controversial youth wage subsidy bill has been signed into law to take effect from January 1, says Treasury.

Gordhan: Youth unemployment far too high

2013-10-24 16:20

The employment tax incentive bill is a step towards reversing alarmingly high levels of youth unemployment, Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan says.

Rocky road ahead for youth wage bill - analyst

2013-10-21 11:59

If Cosatu manages to stall implementation of the youth wage subsidy bill until after the elections the whole scheme could become derailed, says an economist.

Give youth a strong wage subsidy - DA

2013-10-14 14:00

South Africa's high levels of youth unemployment make a wage subsidy for the youth a no-brainer, the Democratic Alliance says.

Cosatu rejects Zille on youth subsidy

2013-05-17 08:21

Cosatu has rejected the claim by DA leader Helen Zille that the trade union federation is keeping people unemployed by influencing government not to implement the youth wage subsidy.

The ANC is failing the poor, says DA

2013-05-06 22:18

The DA is calling on President Jacob Zuma to stand up against Cosatu and ensure that growth policies are implemented amid the rising tide of unemployment.

Youth subsidy could save farm jobs - DA

2013-03-14 13:53

Introducing the youth wage subsidy without delay may save thousands of jobs expected to be lost in the farming sector this year, says the DA.

Youth wage subsidy a reality: Gordhan

2013-02-28 17:10

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan says details of the youth wage subsidy are still uncertain, but he hinted on the provision of tax breaks for employers.

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