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MPs give minimum wage bill the nod

MSN.COM / 29 MAY 2018 - 17.05 / STAFF REPORTER

JOHANNESBURG - Members of Parliament have approved the bill on a national minimum wage on Tuesday.

The bill, which will see a minimum wage of R20--per-hour implemented, was debated in the National Assembly.

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citizens are to realise all the benefits of their 20-year-old democracy.

The bill will be sent to the National Council of Provinces for concurrence.

During the debate, the Democratic Alliance said the national minimum wage of R20--per-hour would hurt the economy and leading to major job losses.

The EFF said the amount was too little.

IFP MP Xolani Ngwezi said: "We cannot support a minimum wage that is standardised across industries. It is unsustainable and quite frankly unaffordable. Currently the proposal to phase out sectoral determinations and replace them with bargaining councils will cripple the sectors

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LINK : https://www.msn.com/en-za/news/politics/mps-give-minimum-wage-bill-the-nod/ar-AAxYNIl?ocid=spartanntp

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