A fair level of pay for platform workers means going beyond a minimum wage to see those workers paid a living wage. But what is a living wage; what justifies its payment; and – as a guide to Fairwork’s activity in South Africa – what level should it be set at?
What is a Living Wage?
A living wage is remuneration sufficient for a basic but decent standard of living for a worker and his/her family. “Elements of a decent standard of living include food, water, housing, education, health care, transport, clothing, and other essential needs, including provision for unexpected […]