A review of minimum wages in South Africa

Increases in the national minimum wage were above inflation from 2021 to 2023, resulting in real wage increases of 1.3% in 2021, 1% in 2022 and 2.6% in 2023. The National Minimum Wage Commission gazetted a medium-term target that requires increases above CPI for the lowest paid workers.

Wage Bargaining Review | 2023

The Wage Bargaining Review helps the trade union negotiator to track and compare the unions’ performance against set bargaining benchmarks. View the collective bargaining outcomes across industries for 2021 and 2022 and compare wage settlements in selected unions.

[PDF] Power Up Nutrition Series | Proteins

The Power Up Nutrition Series comprises a set of eBooks exploring the links between food and nutrition. The eBooks can assist school communities and trade union activists looking to promote and support healthy nutrition and Volunteer Food Handlers in the National School Nutrition Programme.

MNC Trends Report | 2022

Trade union bargaining strategies in South African multinationals: A review of revenue, profits and executive pay for JSE-listed companies operating in 12 sectors.

Working against discrimination and homophobia in the workplace

INTERVIEW: FEDUSA’s Social Policy Officer, Brenda Modise, speaks about the federation’s efforts to popularise its LGBTIQ+ resolution, as well as the lessons learned in promoting the rights of workers who are LGBTIQ+. The Labour Research Service supports the efforts of unions to negotiate for inclusivity and against discrimination.

Inflation Monitor | July 2022

Annual consumer inflation increased to 7.8% in July 2022 from 7.4% in June. Transport, food and non-alcoholic beverages, and housing and utilities continue to place considerable pressure on the annual rate. Bread and cereals, oils and fats, fuel and electricity contributed notably to the reading in July.

Ten articles to read in August

August is women’s month in South Africa, a time when gender equality and women’s empowerment take centre stage. The Labour Research Service stands with worker organisations that work tirelessly to advance women’s right to decent work.

The Real Economy Bulletin | Q4_2021

Produced by Trade & Industrial Policy Strategies (TIPS), this edition of The Real Economy Bulletin provides trends and data for GDP growth; employment; international trade; investment; FDI projects; and insights on the impact of the Ukraine war on South Africa’s economy and how to foster inclusive use of electric vehicles.

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