ECONOMY: Equality in a complex labour environment

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According to labour economist Andrew Levy, organisations will struggle to come to grips with the nuances of new and amended laws and regulations around equal work for equal pay and fixed-term contracts in 2015. Finweek investigates.

“We can’t force the industry not to use machines”

A new sectoral determination for farm workers, including a new minimum wage, can only be implemented in April next year, labour minister Mildred Oliphant said this afternoon. This, coupled with increased mechanisation on farms is likely to create continued tension between employers and their employees in the coming months.