WE PAY THE SAME PRICE FOR BREAd;
WE DESERVE THE SAME MINIMUM Wage!
"The ongoing exclusion of domestic workers, farm workers and EPWP workers from the full NMW cannot be justified.There is no economic evidence that requires or warrants disparity to endure. On the contrary, the Constitution requires that the disparity be eliminated."
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These documents were formally lodged with the National Minimum Wage Commission on 20 November 2019.
Over 2 million workers have been excluded from
South Africa's National Minimum Wage.
Domestic workers and farmworkers make up the
the largest group of South Africa's working working poor.
Over 90% of domestic and farm workers are living under the poverty line.
Yet these are the very workers, along with public works employees,
who were excluded from the National Minimum Wage.
By relegating these workers to a lower status,
the government is reinforcing a history of servitude, and
entrenching the cycle of generational poverty.
Join the One Wage Campaign to fight for equality
for domestic workers, farmworkers, and public works employees!
"We can't send our kids to school, and we don't have enough food due to the little money we make."
“We followed our mothers here to come and clean, now our kids are also following us.”
"Because we are domestic workers, they think we are nothing."
"They see us as trash."