Workers rights organisation One Wage Campaign, with the help of Lawyers for Human Rights, has lodged a formal legal submission to the National Minimum Wage Commission arguing against the exclusion of domestic, farm and Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP) workers from the minimum wage.
IOL recently ran a report on the matter.
Coordinator for One Wage Campaign, Amy Tekie, joined Azania Mosaka on-air to share more details on the submission and some of the disparities in wages.
The national minimum wage for this year is R20 an hour, what was done is they created a tiered wage system, so while most workers are earning R20, farm workers are earning R18 an hour, domestic workers are earning R15 an hour and EPW workers are earning a shocking R11 per hour.— Amy Tekie, Coordinator - One Wage Campaign
We are calling for wage equality. Ultimately we really believe that if we are going to address the severe inequality that South Africa grapples with you need a living minimum wage which R20 is absolutely not.— Amy Tekie, Coordinator - One Wage Campaign
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