4 February 2013

South Africa: DA Notes Farmworker Wage Increase

Job losses are up, but not in the industries one would expect. Statistics SA has released the figures for the last quarter of 2012. Strike-hit ... ( Resource: Statistics SA releases Job Losses Figures in South Africa )

press release

The Democratic Alliance notes the minimum wage increase for farmworkers to R105 per day.

We hope that the determination - which is valid for the next three years - puts an end to the disruptive farm strikes that have torn at the fabric of our rural heartland in the past few months.

We trust that Minister Oliphant and the various negotiating parties, including Cosatu, have factored in the potential job losses in the sector and that government will be putting measures in place to mitigate against this.

Sejamothopo Motau, Shadow Minister of Labour

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