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cosatuBusinessLive reports that President Cyril Ramaphosa is confident that the national minimum wage (NMW)‚ which he spearheaded‚ will be implemented — but only after a few minor issues have been addressed with alliance partner Cosatu.  

Speaking to journalists after a three-hour meeting with the labour federation’s central executive committee on Tuesday‚ Ramaphosa said there was broad support within the alliance for the process of legislating for a NMW to go ahead.  "On the implementation of national minimum wage‚ where there are issues that still need to be tweaked and crossed‚ Cosatu is going to be able to do that.  But the process is moving ahead with the full participation and support of all of us‚" he indicated.  Although government is assured of Cosatu’s support‚ the SA Federation of Trade Unions (Saftu) is vehemently opposed to the R20 per hour‚ or R3,500 per month‚ that has been set as the NMW for workers on a 40-hour week.  Saftu members disrupted a sitting of the Parliament’s portfolio committee on labour last week‚ which was to discuss the NMW bill.

  • Read this report on the outcome of the CEC meeting by Caiphus Kgosana in full at BusinessLive

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