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NEHAWU Supports the National Minimum Wage Campaign

In the last weeks of 2016, significant progress was made on negotiations for the implementation of a national minimum wage, which is being picked up again with a bang as we start the New Year. A national minimum wage – set at a meaningful level and rigorously enforced – has the potential to dramatically improve the lives of the working poor, reduce inequality, and help boost spending in the economy, providing radical social and economic transformative possibilities.

The Studies in Poverty and Inequality Institute (SPII) – with the support of the Labour and Community NEDLAC Constituencies which have actively participated in the NEDLAC national minimum wage negotiations – have produced an accessible and compelling educational video which sets out the key elements of national minimum wage

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  • 10 February 2017: NEHAWU response to the 2017 State Of The Nation Address - More Info
  • 08 February 2017: WFTU in Solidarity with NEHAWU for NEHAWU National Day of Action in the Social Development Sector- More Info
  • 08 February 2017: Planned National Day of Action Against The department of Social Development - More Info
  • 05 February 2017: National Day of Action Against the Department of Social Development - More Info

WFTU in Solidarity with NEHAWU for the NEHAWU National Day of Action in the Social Development Sector

Soocial Development March

The World Federation of Trade Unions, on behalf of the 92 million workers in every continent, expresses its deep class solidarity with its affiliate NEHAWU from South Africa on the Occasion of its National Day of Action in the Social Development Sector on the 10th February 2017 in the fight for improved conditions of workers in general and specifically the Public Social Development Sector.

We fully adopt the message of the workers: “We shall take the matter to the streets”, we call them to intensify their struggle for their rights. The workers in the social Development Sector have to face the privatization and outsourcing in many sectors that have to be offered free by the state. The NEHAWU demands which we fully support are:

  • The review of entry levels for Social Service Professionals and Occupations, the total overhaul of the OSD, introduction of rural allowance;
  • Provision of tools of trade, absorption of unemployed Social Workers on a permanent basis;
  • Improved conditions of service for all employees in the department of Social Development;
  • Implementation of the 2015 Social Work Indaba resolutions and
  • The protection of the professional council for Social Service Professionals.

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