The Commission for Conciliation and Arbitration (CCMA) says it has seen a huge increase in caseloads after the implementation of the national minimum wage last year. The minimum wage increased by 3.8% this month.
Britain’s national minimum wage will rise by more than 6% next year, taking it to 8.74 pounds ($11.49) an hour, the government announced on Tuesday.
The South African Transport and Allied Workers Union (Satawu) has rejected the five per cent wage increase offer from companies in the private security sector.
The official statistics body, Statistics South Africa (StatsSA), released employment figures for the first quarter of 2019 (i.e. January to March) on Thursday.
Cosatu says government has to enforce the national minimum wage compliance. The federation says errant companies and organisations get away with gross violations.
Companies and individuals who don’t pay workers according to the National Minimum Wage Act will soon be exposed.
Nigeria plans to propose an additional budget later in 2019 to advance capital spending and fund a 67% increase in the minimum wage.
Egypt’s President Abdel Fattahal-Sisi has raised the minimum wage to 2,000 Egyptian pounds($115.74) a month from 1,200, he said at an event on Saturdaycelebrating women.
The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), leader Julius Malema, says the party does not accept the national minimum wage of R3500 a month.