President Zuma to witness signing of agreements between NEDLAC and social partners during Business Luncheon

President Jacob Zuma will on Tuesday, 07 February 2017, during the Business Luncheon with the CEOs and leadership of organised business and labour, witness the signing of agreements between the NEDLAC social partners - government, organised labour, organised business and the community sector - on measures to promote labour stability and modalities for the introduction of a national minimum wage.

The agreements are the result of nearly two years of negotiations among the social partners in NEDLAC led by Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa. They are a direct response to the call made by President Zuma in his State of the Nation Address on 17 June 2014 for social partners to deliberate on the state of the labour relations environment, and in particular to address low wages, wage inequality and violent and protracted strikes.

Source: The Presidency Republic of South Africa

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