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S.Africa launches minimum wage ahead of election

Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP | South Africa introduced its first minimum wage on Tuesday, with President Cyril Ramaphosa saying millions of workers would be better paid as he readies for a tricky election in May with the national economy struggling for growth. Trade unions have been split over whether …

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Women NGO wants minimum wage to protect employees

Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | There is an urgent need to prioritise the revisions on the proposed minimum wage bill to protect the interests of employees and boost their morale at work according to Eunice Musiime, the executive director for Akina Mama wa Afrika, a feminist-Pan-African leadership development organization. Musiime …

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S.Africa minimum wage begins January 1: president

Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP | South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa said Friday that a landmark minimum wage bill to bridge the country’s notorious inequality will become law from January 1 as he eyes elections due in 2019. The bill legislates that the lowest paid workers receive a minimum of …

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Maduro raises minimum wage again as Venezuela battles hyperinflation

Caracas, Venezuela | AFP | Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro announced Monday he was almost doubling the minimum wage in an effort to tackle the crisis-wracked Latin American country’s runaway inflation. Venezuela’s economic collapse ranks as one of the worst in modern history, with hyperinflation likely to see prices soaring 13,000 percent …

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Women face uphill wage battle in British finance sector

London, United Kingdom | AFP | There had never been much doubt that in London’s testosterone-fuelled financial sector female workers’ salaries lagged far behind those of their mostly male colleagues. Now this has been confirmed in black and white after the British government forced UK-based banks to publish their own so-called …

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