Forestry sector unhappy with new minimum wages

The South African forestry sector wants labour productivity to be commensurate with new minimum wages.

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Already there are fears that due to existing and expected profitability concerns in this sector coupled with the new minimum wage requirements, more job losses could be on the cards. The Department of Labour wants forestry sector minimum wage to be in line with the traditionally higher minimum wages in agriculture within the next three years.

Read the full story in the 27 April issue of FW.