Wage backlash: iLIVE

05 February 2013 - 02:09 By Richard Stewart, Linmeyer
Domestic worker. File photo.
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.