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Minimum wage not even enough for Ramaphosa's dog - Numsa

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Cape Town – The national minimum wage of R3 500 that Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa is proposing is not even enough for his dog to survive on, said Irvin Jim, metalworker union Numsa's General Secretary. 

Speaking at a shop steward council meeting held in Johannesburg over the weekend, Jim said “to make matters worse” Ramaphosa is also imposing limitations on the right to strike, which include balloting before a strike and compulsory arbitration to end strikes.

Ramaphosa made the proposal for a minimum wage in November last year at a media conference held at the offices of the National Economic Development and Labour Council (Nedlac). 

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