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15 January 2013

Farm, mine wage hikes ‘fail to curb strike wave’

Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC)

Wage increases in the mining and farming sectors have not satisfied workers despite surpassing inflation over the past six to seven years, according to the latest South African Institute of Race Relations survey.

Both sectors have been hit by illegal strikes in recent months, with workers demanding large wage increases. Monthly minimum wages for farm workers rocketed 51.3% to R1,503,90 between 2006 and last year, the institute reported in its latest SA Survey, which monitors trends in society, politics and the economy.

Source: Business Day

Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC)