Workers On Wednesday 27 July
broadcast on SAfm 104-107 and online, Wednesdays at 10a.m.
Labour Voices on the Airwaves!
Last year discussions were initiated at Nedlac about the need for a minimum wage across all sectors in South Africa. This was viewed as a means of addressing South
Africa’s multiple crisis of poverty, inequality and unemployment. Since then government, big business, labour and NGO’s have had discussions on the need for and formulating a suitable minimum wage and the government has committed itself to implementing a minimum wage this year. But will a legislated national minimum wage really make a difference and what can we learn from international experience?
Dr Stephanie Luce
Professor of Labor Studies
Joseph S. Murphy Institute USA
National Minimum Wage Research Initiative
University of the Witwatersrand
COSATU Strategies Co-ordinator