In its sixth annual report, SweepSouth attributes poor domestic worker pay to power cuts, inflation, the high cost of living and employers relocating
The national minimum wage policy is suffocating jobless people
It is time to scrap minimum wage and other labour laws that make it difficult to create employment
Only half of digital labour platforms could give evidence that workers were paid at or above the minimum wage, a new report shows
A group of South African Uber drivers plan to go to court to seek employee rights including compensation for overtime and holiday pay, hoping for a similar victory to that of British drivers in March
There is evidence that platform workers worldwide have unfair work conditions and lack benefits and protections afforded to employees
In Scandinavian countries, citizens can look up what any other citizen earns in an online national database. Could South Africa use a version of income transparency? Economists, as usual, are divided.
Workers at the factory were found to be toiling under appalling conditions for only R65 a day.
Cases referred to the organisation increased by 4% since last year
The stipend for the community work programme is R780 a month — but they want the basic minimum wage of R3 500 a month that some workers now get
But both the commission and the department of labour say they have everything under control
Ramaphosa signed four bills into law in late November to give effect to a R3 500 monthly national minimum wage for most categories of workers.
President Muhammadu Buhari may have spoken too soon when he backed an initiative to hike his country’s minimum wage by a whopping two thirds
In order to gain faith in a social contract, the government not only has to increase minimum wages, but also lower the top wages
They are key to our economy and the functioning of many households for which they should be suitably rewarded
Minister Oliphant says it is a reminder that democracy is alive and real in South Africa
More than 4 000 worker and government delegates from the organisation’s 187 member states will attend the conference to tackle a wide range of issues
Disagreements over the proposed amendments threaten to push back the implementation date of the minimum wage until after Parliament’s recess in July
Oliphant condemned criticism of the bill as “nothing but pure electioneering and attempts to score cheap political points”
The minimum wage and the amendments were set to be implemented on Workers’ Day, May 1, but this was postponed
Amendments to the Labour Relations Act, if passed by Parliament, have the potential to make protected strike action more difficult for workers
The president has hit back at critics of the national minimum wage saying the proposed R20 an hour is just a baseline
‘To avoid job losses, what do you do? You ensure that you create an environment that will sustain jobs’
As digital technology advances, World Bank argues for lower pay floors, combined with basic income grants and social insurance
The union has ‘totally rejected’ calls by Saftu to join it in a nationwide strike against the national minimum wage
Saftu with its affiliates, is embarking on a protected strike as part of the campaign to call on the government to rectify labour law amendments
The DA said on Monday that it supported the broad idea of a minimum wage, but insisted a blanket implementation is not practical
Unions marched on Parliament to declare that the state should implement a “living wage” instead of a R20 per hour rate for most workers in the country
The minimum wage was initially supposed to be introduced on May 1. However, this has been delayed.
The decision is part of a number of policy resolutions being taken by the party at its two-day congress being held in Tshwane
Oliphant said she briefed President Ramaphosa to say that government would be unable to implement the national minimum wage by the first of May
About 200 employees claimed management had failed to meet their demands of higher minimum salaries and permanent employment for workers on contract