Oliphant wants minimum wage legislation finalised

Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant says that many workers are facing retrenchment and others are being exploited.

FILE:  Mildred Oliphant. Picture: GCIS

JOHANNESBURG – Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant has urged business leaders and government to finalise the national minimum wage legislation.

Oliphant opened the 22nd Nedlac Annual Summit at Emperor’s Palace on Friday morning, saying that there are many challenges facing workers in the current economic climate.

Nedlac, a consensus-seeking body, has brought together government, labour and business in the country.

The minister says that many workers are facing retrenchment and others are being exploited.

“And also we want to appeal to you that you expedite the national minimum wage draft legislative amendment so that we can be able to implement what we agreed upon.”