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  1. THE NATIONAL MINIMUM WAGE DISCUSSION DOCUMENT 2 SEPT 2015

  2. THE NATIONAL MINIMUM WAGE: A DISCUSSION DOCUMENT FOR THE PORTFOLIO COMMITTEE ON LABOUR 2 SEPT 2015

  3. NATIONAL MINIMUM WAGE: A DISCUSSION DOCUMENT PRESENTATION OUTLINE • Introduction • Wage Regulation in South Africa • Wage Regulations through Sectoral Determinations • Wage Regulations through Collective bargaining • International Experiences with the Minimum Wage • The National Minimum Wage: The German Case • The Minimum Wages in Developing Countries • Impact of the Minimum Wage on Different Sectors • The Parliamentary Discussion on the National Minimum Wage • Conclusion

  4. NATIONAL MINIMUM WAGE: A DISCUSSION DOCUMENT INTRODUCTION The debate on the national minimum wage attempts to address the following questions: • Do minimum wages exacerbate the unemployment problem? • Are minimum wage policies a means to increase low wages? • Are minimum wage polices effective in economies with high unemployment? • Can the minimum wage offer labour protection to vulnerable workers? • Nedlac Process. • ILO. • Rationale for a minimum wage • Setting a minimum wage. • Minimum wage and living wage • Enforcement. • Distortions in the South African labour market .

  5. NATIONAL MINIMUM WAGE: A DISCUSSION DOCUMENT WAGE REGULATION IN SOUTH AFRICA • Vulnerable sector challenges in South Africa. • Rationale for sectoral determinations. • Role of Employment Conditions Commission Wage Regulations Through Collective bargaining • Pros and Cons of Collective bargaining • Extension of Collective agreements .

  6. NATIONAL MINIMUM WAGE: A DISCUSSION DOCUMENT INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCES WITH THE MINIMUM WAGE • 3 Types of minimum wages – statutory minimum wage, collectively agreed minimum wage and extended minimum wage. • National Minimum wage – the German case. • Minimum wages in developing countries .

  7. NATIONAL MINIMUM WAGE: A DISCUSSION DOCUMENT IMPACT OF THE MINIMUM WAGE ON DIFFERENT SECTORS • Mixed results • Agriculture. • Forestry • Clothing and textiles .

  8. NATIONAL MINIMUM WAGE: A DISCUSSION DOCUMENT THE PARLIAMENTARY DISCUSSION ON THE NATIONAL MINIMUM WAGE • Study Tours/ Public Hearings across the country • Workshops .

  9. NATIONAL MINIMUM WAGE: A DISCUSSION DOCUMENT CONCLUSION • Elements of a Parliamentary oversight agenda • Issues for consideration .