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. [...]

May 31st, 2018|Latest News, Wages|

Bus Strike Over

Employers and employees alike in the industry have resumed its bus services after a three-week long strike regarding wages and working conditions.  A settlement was reached late yesterday.  Parties have agreed to a 9% wage hike for the first year and 8% for the second year and backdated to the 1st of April 2018 being [...]

May 15th, 2018|Latest News|


The Basic Conditions of Employment Amendment Bill is now to retain the sectoral wage determinations; this has been decided by the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Labour. Initially said bill was meant to repeal provisions for sectoral determinations, due to the upcoming national minimum wage; this was however opposed by the academics, business and organised labour. [...]

April 25th, 2018|Latest News|

Improvement in the South African Unemployment Rate

Statistics SA has recently released its estimation for the September to December fourth quarter unemployment rate, showing an improvement from 27,7% to 26,7%. Normally an improvement is associated in the fourth quarter with an influx of temporary employment over the festive season. Despite several economists predicting the unemployment rate to stay constant at 27,7% the [...]

March 5th, 2018|Latest News|

COSATU threatens Nationwide Strike

The Congress of SA Trade Unions (Cosatu) will go on a national strike if funds from the Public Investment Corporation (PIC) are used to bail out the ailing SAA. To read the full article published by The Citizen please click here.

November 25th, 2017|Latest News|

2017 MEIBC Negotiations Done – The Way Forward

To All Industry Related Businesses Notwithstanding the negotiations between the parties to the MEIBC, an agreement was struck today between certain SEIFSA affiliates and NUMSA, accompanied with other unions. Please click here to view the agreement. This agreement attempts to settle the wages in the industry for the next three years. However, this agreement is [...]

August 23rd, 2017|Latest News|