A few years ago I went with our domestic worker & her child to the dentist. The child’s teeth were rotten and the dentist asked “Why is your child not brushing her teeth?”, To which our domestic worker devastatingly replied “I can’t afford a toothbrush!” This was our journey towards paying a living wage.
PRFT, a Zim based organisation looks at the Basic Needs Basket as a way of identifying a living wage in the country
When Adi Eyal, the head of Code4SA had a conversation with other parents at his children’s nursery school, he realised that the idea surrounding domestic worker’s salaries were based largely on speculation and social norms. He decided to create a tool, the Living Wage calculator.
December is nearly upon us and with it the Christmas celebrations are beginning. What can we do to make it a little more just?
Today is Black Friday, a red-letter day from across the pond that is now firmly marked in every retailer’s calendar. For shop workers, it is a challenging time.