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NMW Commission calls for comments on annual review of NMW in 2022
17 September 2021
The National Minimum Wage (NMW) Commission is inviting all interested parties to submit written representations concerning possible adjustments to the national minimum wage for 2022. These representations will be considered by the Commission before it publishes its annual report and recommendations on the annual review of the national minimum wage later in the year.
The NMW Act of 2018 enjoins the NMW Commission to annually review rates and make recommendations to Employment and Labour Minister on any adjustment of the National Minimum Wage, while also reflecting on alternative views, including those of the public.
In February, Minister TW Nxesi announced that the National Minimum Wage (NMW) for each ordinary hour worked has been increased from R20,76 to R21,69 for the year 2021 with effect from 01 March 2021.
In terms of the NMW Act of 2018, the policy instrument is a floor level below which no employee should be paid.
It is illegal and an unfair labour practice for an employer to unilaterally alter hours of work or other conditions of employment in implementing the NMW. The NMW is the amount payable for the ordinary hours of work and does not include payment of allowances (such as transport, tools, food or accommodation) payments in kind (boarding or lodging), tips, bonuses and gifts.
In considering the annual adjustment, the NMW Commission takes into account the following factors: inflation, the cost of living, and the need to retain the value of the minimum wage; gross domestic product; wage levels and collective bargaining outcomes; productivity; ability of employers to carry on their businesses successfully; the operation of small, medium or micro-enterprises and new enterprises; likely impact of the recommendation adjustment on employment or the creation of employment.
Comments and representations should reach the directorate: Employment Standards, Department of Employment and Labour, Private Bag X117, Pretoria, 0001 or be sent to nmwr...@labour.gov.za by 1 October 2021.
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Issued by: Department of Employment and Labour
The Department of Mineral Resources and Energy notes the decision of the Court of 21 September 2021 to set aside some of the key aspects of the Mining Charter
in the matter brought by the Minerals Council of South Africa. The DMRE together with its legal council is currently studying the court judgement and will communicate further on the matter in due course.
22 Sep 2021
The WFTU General Secretary comrade George Mavrikos addressed the COSATU 7th Central Committee Meeting today, September 22nd and talked about the necessity of socialism and the unity of the working class.
In the Central Committee Meeting took part more than 300 national and international delegates.
ILO takes part in UN General Assembly
21 September 2021
Discussions on social protection and poverty on the ILO agenda at the 76th UN General Assembly in New York.
GENEVA (ILO News) - The ILO is participating in a series of events at the 76th session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA), which opened on 14th September in New York.
The theme for this year’s UNGA is “Building resilience through hope – to recovery from COVID-19, rebuild sustainably, respond to the needs of the planet, respect the rights of people, and revitalize the United Nations.”
On 22 September ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, will take part in a side event in the Sustainable Development Goals Action Zone on social protection and jobs . Against the backdrop of rising inequalities due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Ryder will discuss how changes in working conditions and social protection can be realized and the path out of the crisis that needs to be followed.
On 28 September, the United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres, together with the International Labour Organization, under the aegis of the Financing for Development in the Era of COVID-19 and Beyond Initiative (FfDI), will convene a meeting of Heads of State and Government on Jobs and Social Protection for Poverty Eradication .
The High-Level Meeting is part of the Financing for Development in the Era of COVID-19 and Beyond Initiative (FfDI), launched in May 2020 by the Secretary-General together with the Prime Ministers of Canada and Jamaica to respond to the socio-economic crisis caused by the pandemic.
Ryder will also be taking part in the following events on the sidelines of the UNGA:
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