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numsaANA reports that the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) has rejected the signing into law of the National Minimum Wage Bill by President Cyril Ramaphosa.  

The union’s spokesperson Phakamile Hlubi-Majola said on Saturday: "The minimum wage bill will legalise the poverty wage of R20 per hour.  This is an insult to the working class who fought and died to defeat the apartheid government.  It is a fact that South Africa is one of the global leaders in the gap between CEO’s and ordinary workers.  CEO’s in South Africa are paid obscene amounts of money, while the workers, who create the wealth, earn peanuts."  She went on to say:  "It is shameful that in this so-called democratic South Africa more than six million people earn less than this insignificant amount.  This is an indictment against the ANC government for failing to promote an agenda to genuinely improve and transform the lives of the working class."

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