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Gig workers are at the front line of pandemic

There is evidence that platform workers worldwide have unfair work conditions and lack benefits and protections afforded to employees

Would wage transparency work in SA?

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.

EDITORIAL: Jo’burg’s ‘horror factory’

Workers at the factory were found to be toiling under appalling conditions for only R65 a day.

CCMA case increases from national minimum wage

Cases referred to the organisation increased by 4% since last year

Bare minimum is just not enough

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

CCMA cases pile up with new law

But both the commission and the department of labour say they have everything under control

Ramaphosa: ‘Historic’ minimum wage to come into effect on January 1 2019

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.

Nigeria’s new minimum wage: Too much to ask?

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

Maximum wages are the next step in SA’s social dialogue

In order to gain faith in a social contract, the government not only has to increase minimum wages, but also lower the top wages

Domestic workers carry the country

​They are key to our economy and the functioning of many households for which they should be suitably rewarded

National Assembly’s approval of Minimum Wage Bill a milestone — Oliphant

Minister Oliphant says it is a reminder that democracy is alive and real in South Africa

SA heads to the International Labour Conference

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

Ramaphosa yields to wage concerns

Disagreements over the proposed amendments threaten to push back the implementation date of the minimum wage until after Parliament’s recess in July

Oliphant slams national minimum wage detractors

Oliphant condemned criticism of the bill as “nothing but pure electioneering and attempts to score cheap political points”

Labour department accused of undermining ‘meaningful national minimum wage package’

The minimum wage and the amendments were set to be implemented on Workers’ Day, May 1, but this was postponed

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