The LRS website provides access to a range of LRS resources including downloads of publications, posters and research papers, a detailed South African labour history, and an archive of material on women and the South African trade union struggle.
|04 Nov 2013||
Latest Inflation Monitor OUT NOW!
The September 2013 Inflation Monitor is OUT NOW! with the latest Inflation Statistics. Click here to view it on the LRS website or visit the LRS MOBI site (www.lrs.org.za/mobi) to access the latest stats on your phone.
|25 Oct 2013||
Labour Research Service Directors’ Fee Survey 2013
The LRS analysis of bargaining agreements indicates an average minimum wage in South Africa of around R 44 500 in 2012. This means that a general worker in South Africa would have to work 267 years to earn what the CEOs on average took home last year. In total, when salaries, bonuses, benefits and share payments are taken into account, this small group of 81 individuals took home over R1 billion in 2012.
|09 Oct 2013||
Gender at Work partners with organizations around the world that have recognized the limits of traditional gender mainstreaming approaches1 and are seeking alternatives. The Gender at Work
These institutional rules determine who gets what, what counts, who does what and who decides. They include values that maintain the gendered division of labor, prohibitions on women owning land, restrictions on women’s mobility and perhaps most fundamentally, the devaluing of reproductive work.
|16 Aug 2013||
“The ILO held a workshop on the agricultural sector from the 13-15 August 2013 in Cape Town attended by unions from Cosatu, Fedusa, Nactu as well independent unions organising in the sector. The focus of the workshop was on defending and promoting Freedom of Association, Organising and Collective Bargaining.
Saliem Patel, from the LRS, highlighted that no real increase in wages was made until this year. The REAL INCREASE of minimum wages between 2006- 2014 will be a result of the increase at the beginning of the year, which was a direct response to the Farm Workers strike at the end of 2012. Click here for his presentation”.
(For his 2012 article, “A Farmworkers Wage” click here).
|22 May 2013||
> Organisation and Representation
> the Wage Bargaining Review
> The Conditions of Employment Review
> The Company Review
> Bargaining Recommendations for 2013
Click here to download
|20 Mar 2013||
You can now access the LRS Bargaining Agreements Catalogue, a resource of an heritage project supported by the National Heritage Council.
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