South Africans are angry as government sets minimum wage at $278 per month almost 6 times higher than Nigeria ??
South Africa Federation of Trade Unions (Saftu) said it is outraged and disgusted but not surprised by the passing of the minimum wage bill, which was overwhelmingly endorsed by parliament on Tuesday. The bill sets the wage at a minimum of 20 rand ($1.59; £1.20) an hour, which, for a 40-hour week, sets the wage at about $278 per month.
Nigeria’s minimum wage – currently set at 18,000 naira ($50; £37) a month has not been increased since 2011.
The union said parliament missed an opportunity to free workers from the oppressive wage gap.
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