Trade unions and the redesign of South Africa’s minimum wage-setting institutions in the 1990s

 

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dc.contributor.author Seekings, Jeremy
dc.date.accessioned 2016-08-30T06:55:16Z
dc.date.available 2016-08-30T06:55:16Z
dc.date.issued 2016-04
dc.identifier.citation Seekings, J. (2016). Trade unions and the redesign of South Africa’s minimum wage-setting institutions in the 1990s. CSSR Working Paper No. 374. Centre for Social Science Research, University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.isbn 978-1-77011-361-9 en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/21597
dc.description.abstract South African trade unions’ criticisms in the 2010s of the institutional framework for minimum-wage-setting mark a dramatic departure from the central role they played in the design of these institutions in the 1990s. The four key features of the institutional framework – i.e. the emphasis on sectoral rather than national wage-setting, the primacy attached to collective bargaining, the role of technocrats in wage-setting in sectors where there was insufficient worker or employer organisation for effective collective bargaining, and the stipulation that employment effects be taken into account in setting minima in unorganised sectors – all reflected concerns raised by trade unions themselves. The trade unions’ approach in the 1990s reflected their own sectoral organisational form, their strong shopfloor organisation and distrust of the state, and anxieties about job destruction (especially in unions in labour-intensive sectors and among allied intellectuals). en_ZA
dc.language eng en_ZA
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dc.title Trade unions and the redesign of South Africa’s minimum wage-setting institutions in the 1990s en_ZA
dc.type Working Paper en_ZA
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dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Humanities en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Social Survey Unit en_ZA
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dc.identifier.apacitation Seekings, J. (2016). <i>Trade unions and the redesign of South Africa’s minimum wage-setting institutions in the 1990s</i> University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Social Survey Unit. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11427/21597 en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitation Seekings, Jeremy <i>Trade unions and the redesign of South Africa’s minimum wage-setting institutions in the 1990s.</i> University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Social Survey Unit, 2016. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/21597 en_ZA
dc.identifier.vancouvercitation Seekings J. Trade unions and the redesign of South Africa’s minimum wage-setting institutions in the 1990s. 2016 [cited yyyy month dd]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11427/21597 en_ZA
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