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Wits university and unions reach wage deal
Wits university and unions reach wage deal
The week-long workers’ strike at the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) has been suspended after management and the workers’ unions reached...
More billionaires but wealth gap between rich and poor widens
More billionaires but wealth gap between rich and poor widens
In South Africa, it takes 4.5 days for the best-paid executive at Shoprite to earn what a temporary farm worker earns in their life, that is...
Government to cut public sector wages
Government to cut public sector wages
In a bid to reassure foreign investors, the ratings agencies and the South African public, Finance Minister Pravin ­Gordhan announced that...
Wages and productivity even out
Wages and productivity even out
In what seems to have become an annual South African ritual since 1994, labour unions make double-digit wage demands during wage negotiations,...
Output and wages linked to prosperity
Output and wages linked to prosperity
We are a few months into the season for collective bargaining. Most headlines are and will be dominated by nominal wage rises, which sit alongside...
The long and short of wage flexibility
The long and short of wage flexibility
The inflexibility of the labour market has become a common scapegoat to explain the low rate of employment and the muted growth of firms, especially small ones. It is argued that employee-friendly labour laws put workers in a strong position vis-à-vis employers to bargain for high wages...
Lessons in wages from Marikana
Lessons in wages from Marikana
Mining houses are offering workers wage deals that differ from company to company, but one trade union has warned that this strategy was one trigger...
Politicians' bloated wages insult the poor
Politicians' bloated wages insult the poor
If you hadn't already noticed the ever-expanding waistlines of most of our politicians – a tell-tale sign of a political class feeding...
Wage parity may exacerbate unrest on platinum belt
Wage parity may exacerbate unrest on platinum belt
Calls persist for centralised bargaining in the platinum industry in the hope of preventing further labour unrest in the industry, but wage...
Strikers are relatively well-paid
Strikers are relatively well-paid
Observers would be forgiven for assuming that the sectors that are continually hardest hit by strikes are those in which the wages are lowest.
The median versus the mean
The median versus the mean
In “Wages up as unemployed queues grow” (Mail & Guardian, June 22 to 28), Teigue Payne writes that “both [Mike]...
Schussler report is 'pay in the sky'
Schussler report is 'pay in the sky'
Anyone who has worked in wage negotiations will know that the figures given for pay in the "United Association of South Africa 11th Employment...

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