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National Minimum Wage Act

The National Minimum Wage Act comes into effect on 1 January 2019. The proclamation was published in Government Gazette 42104. President Ramaphosa assented to the act at the end of November 2018. The bill was passed by parliament and sent for assent in August 2018. It was tabled in parliament in November 2017. The act…

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Minimum Wage Hospitality Industry

The minimum wage for South Africa’s vulnerable sector of hospitality will be revised upward with effect from 01 July 2018. The new Hospitality Sectoral Determination which governs minimum wage rate in the sector will be effective until 30 June 2019. The minimum rate for employers with 10 or less employees will be a monthly wage…

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Briefing in parliament by the ILO on the report on living and working conditions on farms

The Portfolio Committees on Rural Development and Land Reform called a joint sitting with the Portfolio Committees of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Labour and Human Settlements to a briefing by the ILO on the findings of its investigation into living and working conditions on farms. The ILO offered to do research into the living and working conditions of farmworkers in 2011 after the then chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Rural Development and Land Reform called for independent research into such conditions. The ILO coordinated and paid for the research.

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Department of Labour Employment Equity (EE) online reporting season comes to a close.

The Department of Labour’s Employment Equity (EE) reporting season using electronic submissions closes on Friday (January 15). In terms of the amended EE Act of 2013 employers are by law required to submit their employment equity report plans. The reports relate to demographic profile, representation in the organisations structure and EE plans to eliminate discrimination and inequity in the workplace.

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Domestic workers to get pay rise

Durban – The minimum wage for domestic workers will be increased next month, but analysts have mixed views on whether the pay rise will impact positively on the lives of workers.

The Department of Labour announced the wage hikes on Monday which include an 8% to 10% increase for domestic workers, depending on the hours and areas in which they work.

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SOUTH AFRICA: Ceres fruit growers strike finally over

A strike action that crippled the operations of Ceres Fruit Growers (CFG) in the Western Cape since the beginning of September has come to an end.

The Food and Allied Workers Union (FAWU) reached an agreement with CFG last night (Oct. 13) after weeks of negotiations as part of the pay dispute.

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Siza is positief oor veranderinge

SIZA, die volhoubare etiese handelsinisiatief van Suid Afrika het ‘n moeilike jaar agter die rug, maar hierdie uitdagende tyd het ‘n geleentheid geskep vir self-ondersoek, debat en die herbevestiging van sleutelbeginsels. Die SIZA inisiatief het uit hierdie proses as ′n sterker, beter en ′n meer opwindende inisiatief ooit, na vore getree.

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ANC-beleid: Boere, werkers moét plase deel

Die 50/50-voorstel ingevolge waarvan boere die helfte van hul plaas met werkers moet deel, is nou amptelik ANC-beleid.

Gugile Nkwinti, minister van landelike ontwikkeling en grondhervorming en lid van die ANC se subkomitee oor grondhervorming, het Sondag bevestig dat die ANC die voorstel as beleid aanvaar het en al toepas.

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