WAGE FOR DOMESTIC WORKERS
ISSUED BY NELSON RAMODIKE, MP
UDM SPOKESPERSON ON LABOUR
UDM welcomes the announcement of a minimum wage for domestic workers. To date
they have been an unprotected, and often exploited, sector of the labour force.
The UDM believes that the proposed wage structure is inadequate, but recognising
that job losses must be avoided, it is perhaps the best possible compromise
under current circumstances. Therefore, the UDM calls on all stakeholders,
especially employers, to lend their full support to these efforts.
A minimum wage will unfortunately always be exactly that, a bare minimum. The
UDM maintains that the ultimate solution for the job creation, job security and
salary challenges facing South Africa, lies in Enterprise Development. Through
the encouragement of Enterprise Development South Africans will be empowered to
create their own employment and wealth.
Ms Annelizé van Wyk, MP
UDM Caucus Liaison Officer
082 - 557 4184
11 July 2001