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
For more information follow the link www.spii.org.za/nmw
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: