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 Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), leader Julius Malema, says the party does not accept the national minimum wage of R3500 a month.
The implementation date of the National Minimum Wage Act kicks on Tuesday, January 1st. The law makes provision for workers to be paid a minimum wage of R20 per hour.
Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) says workers have scored a number of victories in the year under review
The National Minimum Wage of R20 an hour will become effective on the 1st of next month. The date was officially proclaimed by President Cyril Ramaphosa at a ceremony with stakeholders in Kliptown, Soweto.