Trade unions will this week mull the national minimum wage proposed for SA. Labour federation Cosatu on Sunday tweeted that the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) "has noted the announcement made by the Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa that the proposed national minimum wage should be R3‚500/month". It said the NUM would "pronounce its decision" on the proposal during its "upcoming extended national executive committee meeting"‚ which runs from Wednesday until Saturday. It is also likely to be discussed when Cosatu’s central executive committee meets at its Braamfontein headquarters on Monday. It could put the union federation at odds with its alliance partner‚ the ruling party. Cosatu tweeted that: "The African National Congress (ANC) notes and welcomes the release of the Nedlac advisory panel on the National #MinimumWage." The ANC’s Zizi Kodwa said on Sunday that the proposal "provides a clear way forward for the conclusion of a social compact between social partners under the gu...

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