Call for minimum wage for foreigners

04 February 2016 - 02:45
By Shenaaz Jamal

The government's implementation of a minimum wage must benefit all workers, including foreigners, if it is aimed at fighting poverty and eliminating inequality. These were the sentiments of Neil Coleman, a Cosatu official and spokesman for the labour wage inequality task team at Nedlac."A lot of South Africans are not prepared to work in construction, hotel, trade, domestic and [farms] because conditions are so exploitative," he told a symposium on the implementation of the national minimum wag...

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