Following the release of the report by the National Minimum Wage Advisory Panel, there has been much discussion about the level, and impact of the level, proposed by the panel. Surprisingly, there has been little, if any, debate on the panel’s proposal that the national minimum wage be based on an hourly, rather than a monthly, wage.
Alberta Canada Premier Rachel Notley has come out in defence of the striking South African firefighters.
"The fact of the matter is that it's not acceptable to me and my government that we would have people working for wages in our province that do not align with our labour laws," said Notley.
In countries with progressive labour laws, including South Africa, it is illegal to pay foreign nationals below the legal minimum wage.
Our 300 South African firefighters who have gone on strike in Canada now seem to be justified in their action.