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Mixed reaction to farm pay increase

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Calls for increases in the minimum wage for farm and other workers in South Africa.


12 Jan 2021
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Mixed reaction to farm pay increase

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Short-term pain for producers and long-term gains for the economy are in store if farm workers get the proposed increases to their national minimum wage, an economist says. But farmers, divided by interests on opposite sides of the economy, want government to deal with the land question as well as inequality. Over the weekend, the Southern African Clothing and Textile Workers’ Union called for the rapid implementation of increases in the minimum wage for farm and other workers in South Africa. In November, the National Minimum Wage Commission had proposed that an adjustment be made to lift the minimum wage...

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