The 3.8% national minimum wage increase that was gazetted by the government on Monday is an affront to workers, unions said on Wednesday.

The increase, which comes into effect on March 1, is in line with the recommendations of the National Minimum Wage Commission and has elicited an angry reaction from organised labour. ..

Subscribe now to unlock this article.

Support BusinessLIVE’s award-winning journalism for R129 per month (digital access only).

There’s never been a more important time to support independent journalism in SA. Our subscription packages now offer an ad-free experience for readers.

Cancel anytime.

Would you like to comment on this article?
Sign up (it's quick and free) or sign in now.

Speech Bubbles

Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.