Thursday, March 3, 2016
The minimum wages for workers in the farming and forestry sectors will increase with effect from March 1, 2016 the Department of Labour said on Monday. “Wage adjustments are morally right so as to ensure that workers’ earnings keep pace with the rising cost of living while boosting the purchasing power which benefits the economy,” acting spokesperson Mokgadi Pela said in a statement." Shame - having to act as a spokesperson to an organisation that puts people out of a job - it cannot be nice, but then having to couch it as a something that is morally right just can't be defended. Then also to say that it "boosts purchasing power" is simply just not true! As if in the hands of the farmers the money would not have been spent. Pela must have gotten his economic education from some fly by night college, or he is just a poepol.