Decent Standard of Living Measure
The median income of people who have all 21 socially perceived necessities is R7 911 per person, per month (September 2021). This is the amount associated with a decent standard of living per person in South Africa.
An introduction to wage bargaining
What you will learn: How to build a wage; approaches to dealing with inflation; simple formulas for calculating percentages and money amounts; communicating with workers during the process.
LRS Inflation Monitor
The LRS Inflation Monitor offers a simplified version of what is happening with inflation monthly in South Africa.
Wage Bargaining | Four lessons from public sector trade unions
- Have a written commitment from the Treasury mandating the employer to enter into wage negotiations
- Table demands before the budgeting processes of the employer.
- Prepare thoroughly for wage negotiations and interrogate the claims made by the employer.
- Avoid multi-year collective agreements. Negotiate wage adjustments for a single year.
This report provides a series of benchmarks that will help them trade union negotiators enter bargaining processes as informed role players.
Using the law to support bargaining strategies
16 common workplace challenges and the labour laws that could help you deal with the situations.
Labour Research Service – Over 30 Years Working for Workers
National Minimum Wage Campaign.
Know more about our history participating in the minimum wage debate in South Africa.
The equity bargaining process
Collective bargaining can promote equity in the workplace and address the entrenched misconceptions about the role of women workers. The trade union negotiator aims to extend the bargaining agenda to include the issues that reflect the intersection of the private area of family/home and the public area of work.
Learn how to approach the equity bargaining process.
A trade union guide to saving jobs
This guide is intended to help trade unionists think through a plan to save jobs at companies. The guide describes strategies for minimising the impact of retrenchments when they are unavoidable.
Decent Standard of Living (DSL) research
An introduction to the Decent Standard of Living threshold and the Decent Standard of Living Index
What you will learn:
This is what you need to live a decent life, a life without struggle.
There are more ways to live a decent life than just through money
Applying a DSL measure towards a coherent policy design
LRS model agreement
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