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Busa2Fin24 reports that Business Unity SA (Busa) has welcomed President Cyril Ramaphosa’s signing of the National Minimum Wage Bill into law and has urged businesses to put measures in place to ensure they are able to comply.  

Ramaphosa signed the bill on Friday last week.  In a statement, Busa said the newly signed law was a positive step towards stabilising SA’s labour relations environment, adding that the wage signalled the country's commitment to both social reform and social compacting.  Busa president Sipho Pityana said it was a victory for workers, who have long waited for the certainty and dignity of a living wage.  Busa also said it was particularly pleased about the introduction of new labour relations stability provisions, namely the default picketing rules, the secret strike ballots, the provision for extended dispute resolution prior to strike action and advisory arbitration.  Busa CEO Tanya Cohen said the new advisory arbitration provisions were a clear signal that violent, protracted strikes were no longer acceptable.

  • Read the full original of the report on this matter by Khulekani Magubane at Fin24
  • Read Busa’s press statement at Busa News

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