Wages

The National Minimum Wage Bill

The South African labour market is characterised by high levels of inequality, unemployment and poverty. Due to such a characterisation, the South African National Minimum Wage (NMW) will be introduced as one of the measures to reduce these levels.   The implementation of a NMW is drawing closer. The official bill has recently been adopted [...]

2018-11-23T09:07:07+00:00November 23rd, 2018|Wages|Comments Off on The National Minimum Wage Bill

Can a Wage Dispute be referred to the CCMA as an Unfair Labour Practice?

CEO recently assisted in a dispute relating to the employer’s failure to increase an employee’s salary, while other employee’s salaries were increased. The dispute was referred in terms of Section 186(2)(a) of the Labour Relations Act (the “LRA”): “Unfair Labour practice” means any unfair act or omission that arises between an employer and an employee [...]

2018-10-19T11:12:07+00:00September 10th, 2018|Wages|Comments Off on Can a Wage Dispute be referred to the CCMA as an Unfair Labour Practice?

Hospitality Sector Minimum Wage Increases for 2018/2019

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 the 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 [...]

2018-10-19T12:02:47+00:00June 22nd, 2018|Latest News, Wages|Comments Off on Hospitality Sector Minimum Wage Increases for 2018/2019

Update: National minimum wage & UIF changes

NATIONAL MINIMUM WAGE CHANGES   Yesterday, the National Assembly at Parliament officially passed the National Minimum Wage Bill.  This bill means that all workers, except those employees who fall under the following sectors: domestic, farm, forestry, Extended Public Works Programs (EPWP) and learnerships, should earn no less than R20 per hour as a minimum wage. [...]

2018-11-23T09:08:23+00:00May 31st, 2018|Latest News, Wages|Comments Off on Update: National minimum wage & UIF changes

Best wage deal on the table, say public servants

Wednesday, 20 May 2015 – The head of the Public Service Co-ordinating Bargaining Council (PSCBC) confirmed that the government sealed an agreement with unions on Tuesday to raise public sector wages by 7% this year, thereby averting a potentially crippling strike by 1.3 million workers. […]

2017-10-11T11:07:46+00:00May 21st, 2015|Strikes, Wages|Comments Off on Best wage deal on the table, say public servants