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A minimum wage must restore the dignity of black people
A minimum wage must restore the dignity of black people
The introduction of a national minimum wage must go beyond the narrow purpose of establishing a minimum floor wage, below which no worker can be...
More money, fewer jobs?
More money, fewer jobs?
Widespread strikes in the agricultural sector in 2012 culminated in a victory – a substantial hike in the minimum wage for farmworkers from R70...
Domestic workers labour on over injury
Domestic workers labour on over injury
Years after the government promised to ensure domestic workers injured at work would get compensation, those who suffer debilitating accidents still...
Concourt: Business ignores domestic workers' rights
Concourt: Business ignores domestic workers' rights
The Constitutional Court (Concourt) ruled on Friday that domestic workers have the same rights as employees of Pinnacle Point Group, a...
Masterchef contestant turns up the heat on housework
Masterchef contestant turns up the heat on housework
She dazzled with a dauntingly elaborate chocolate dessert, then captivated with a tricky polenta lasagne with fried mushrooms and mussels. Now...
Brazil employers castigate their maids with insults, racism
Brazil employers castigate their maids with insults, racism
"My idiot maid waits till I have dirtied five blouses, then washes them all at once. She’s an imbecile."
Parliament to review domestic workers' rights
Parliament to review domestic workers' rights
Domestic workers are on the verge of being covered by the Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act, Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant...
[Video]Minimum wage: A domestic struggle
[Video]Minimum wage: A domestic struggle
There is a set minimum wage for domestic workers in SA. While you may be paying your helper the legal amount, are you paying her enough to live?
There's more to getting maid in SA
There's more to getting maid in SA
Last week a group of ...
Maid in South Africa
Maid in South Africa
White people can walk their dogs, but not their children. Or that's how it seems, at least.
[Video]Hidden abuse of the UK's migrant domestic workers
[Video]Hidden abuse of the UK's migrant domestic workers
HRW reveals how migrant domestic workers in the UK are subjected to serious abuses, including forced labour and physical and psychological abuse.
Domestic workers need a helping hand, says Fedusa
Domestic workers need a helping hand, says Fedusa
Some domestic workers from disadvantaged backgrounds are not aware of their legal rights and are vulnerable to bad labour practices, the Federation...

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