Explainer: Why wage talks are inflation’s next battlefront

Workers in South Africa are taking on their employers in what have already proven to be tense wage negotiations

Last week, steel giant ArcelorMittal struck a deal with unions that will see workers earn a 6.5% increase across the board. Although the number ArcelorMittal and unions landed on was lower than the initial demand of 10%, workers will still receive an above-inflation increase. 

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Sarah Smit
Sarah Smit
Sarah Smit is a general news reporter at the Mail & Guardian. She covers topics relating to labour, corruption and the law.

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