Over the past few years the National Economic Development and Labour Council (NEDLAC), has been negotiating for a National Minimum Wage and amendments to our current labour laws. NEDLAC has reached an historic agreement for a national minimum wage of R3500 but at the same time proposed amendments to labour laws that impact on workers and trade unions ability to organise strikes. These amendments have now been submitted to parliament for adoption. They were meant to be signed into law on 1 May but the process has been delayed. So what will the National Minimum Wage (NMW) and the labour law amendments mean for workers and trade Our guests in studio are:
- Thembinkosi Mkalipi – Chief Director: Labour Relations, Department of Labour
- Carin Runciman – Casual Workers Advice Office Management Committee Member
- Johan van Niekerk – Lead Negotiator of Fedusa
- Nyaniso Siyana – Saftu Deputy Chairperson
- Matthew Parks – Cosatu Parliamentary Coordinator.