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mywage maputo seminar 14 october 2011 saliem patel labour research service saliem@lrs org za
MyWage, Maputo Seminar

14 October 2011

Saliem Patel (Labour Research Service)

saliem@lrs.org.za

Actual Wage rates databaseAWARD

labour research service 25years
Labour Research Service (25years)
  • Independent NGO set up by trade unions in 1986 to provide information, education and research on collective bargaining
  • Controlled by trade unions – trade union board elected annually at AGM which also adopts strategic plan for LRS
  • Content of our work – collective bargaining outcomes and developing new strategies.
  • Provide concrete analysis on wages, conditions, company and sector trends and to make recommendations to our members and the labour movement at large
bargaining active citizenship
Bargaining & Active Citizenship
  • COLLECTIVE BARGAINING
  • Wages
  • Non Wage
  • Social Security
  • Economic Development
  • Political Reforms
award
AWARD
  • Wages – minimum, grade, occupation
  • Hours – normal hours, overtime
  • Leave – Annual, sick, family responsibility,
  • Medical – Contribution by employer and employee
  • Pension – Contribution by employer and employee
  • Allowances – Housing, Travel
  • Gender – equatiy of above and maternity & paternity leave
  • HIV & AIDS – provision of ARVs, testing, counseling, education,
analysis of data from award
Analysis of Data from Award
  • Trade Union Achievements
  • Industry / Sector Achievements
  • Country Achievements

Challenges:

  • Informal Economy
  • Women
  • Health and Safety (esp. HIV & AIDS)
used to develop strategy
USED TO DEVELOP STRATEGY
  • Bargaining Trends and Formulation of Demands
  • Challenges for Collective Bargaining can be identified or verified empirically
status quo
Status Quo
  • Actual Wage Rates Database – South Africa, Namibia – Beginning in Ghana, Swaziland, Zambia, Zimbabwe
  • Developing strong research partners in other countries through ALRN and ITUC – Africa towards launching AFRICA BARGAINING MONITOR.