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earningsTimesLIVE reports that a majority of the commissioners on the National Minimum Wage Commission has recommended that the national minimum wage (NMW) should increase next year by Consumer Price Index (CPI) plus 3%.

The commission comprises representatives from organised labour, business, community and experts in the field of labour market and conditions of employment. It published a report in the Government Gazette ahead of presenting its recommendations on the annual review of the NMW and invited written comments from the public. While a majority of commissioners favoured the CPI plus 3% proposal, the business constituency recommended an increase equivalent to CPI, while an independent expert recommended CPI plus 0.75%. In 2023, the hourly NMW rose by 9.6% from R23.19 to R25.42 per hour. The public has until 8 January next year to make written representations. Employment and labour minister Thulas Nxesi will announce in February the new adjusted rate, which will come into operation from 1 March.

  • Read the full original of the report in the above regard by Ernest Mabuza at TimesLIVE
  • See too, Commission recommends above-inflation increase to minimum wage, at Fin24

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