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Thu Jul 28 20:21:46 SAST 2016

Wage backlash: iLIVE

Richard Stewart, Linmeyer | 05 February, 2013 00:09
Domestic worker. File photo.

In "Suburbia no longer has it maid in SA" (February 1), Myrtle Witbooi, of the South African Domestic Service and Allied Workers' Union, suggests an increase in the minimum wage for domestic workers.

Wage hikes backfire. The number of employed domestics dropped by 71000 last year alone.

It's time for a nationwide wage freeze, before business and industry swirls closer to the plughole.

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