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parliamentEWN reports that the Labour Ministry is unsure about when the new National Minimum Wage (NMW) will be implemented.  

Minister Mildred Oliphant indicated at a press conference on Monday that it would not be possible to introduce the NMW on 1 May as announced by then deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa last year and again in his State of the Nation Address as president in February.  She indicated that a new time frame for the introduction of the minimum wage was now totally dependent on Parliament.  Parliament goes into recess this week and is still considering public submissions on three interrelated bills that will give effect to the NMW of R20 an hour.  The Minister indicated that, even when the bills were passed by both houses of Parliament, it might be necessary to review the regulations drafted by Nedlac depending on any changes to the bills made during the Parliamentary process.

  • Read this report by Lindsay Dentlinger in full at EWN

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