Last week President Cyril Ramaphosa revealed in his Sona that a ‘number of companies have applied for exemptions’ from the R20 an hour minimum wage
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.
The move is in line with a reconfiguration process to drastically cut the state’s wage bill
The federation wants to bring together trade unions and civil society to fight the capitalist class
The new green-lit labour laws include a provision for unions to decide on strikes by secret ballot
Labour minister, however, calls the approval of the National Minimum Wage Bill ‘a milestone’
Minister Oliphant says it is a reminder that democracy is alive and real in South Africa