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Saftu to protest proposed national minimum wage

23 April 2018 4:10 PM
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The union will protest against a proposed national minimum wage of R20 an hour and amendments to labour laws.

The South African Federation of Trade Unions (Saftu) will embark on a nationwide protest on Wednesday against the proposed national minimum wage of R20 an hour and amendments to labour laws.

READ: R20 an hour is an insult to workers - Vavi

ALSO READ: Vavi: 'We are mobilising hard' for nationwide strike over minimum wage

The labour department previously mentioned that it will not be possible to introduce the R3,500 wage a month on 1 May as planned because there is a parliamentary process underway.

Eyewitness News reporter Clement Manyathela has more on the story.

It will be taking place on Wednesday, some of the areas that will be affected are Johannesburg, Cape Town, Port Elizabeth and Polokwane.

Clement Manyathela, EWN political reporter

Saftu was today calling on other political parties to join forces and some unions within Cosatu and really bring South Africa to a standstill.

Clement Manyathela, EWN political reporter

Click on the link below to hear the full report...


23 April 2018 4:10 PM
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