Making Wage Negotiations Really Fair

Making Wage Negotiations Really Fair

5 May 2019
Petition to
Leonie Hall and 5 others
Signatures: 454Next Goal: 500
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Why this petition matters

Started by PaySlipBanSA

Why does #PayslipBanSA Exist?
Unfair (asymmetric) information advantages dominate the recruitment value chain instilling prejudice, discrimination and burgeoning inequality in South Africa.

Recruitment Cheats
In contravention of the Competition Act, prospective employers demand confidential disclosures about pay history and payslips from job applicants.

This results in a lack of labour market competition leading to stagnating, falling and unequal pay.

Organisations flouting S23.1 of the Constitution, unfairly obtain payslips and current cost to company information, undermining labour market competitors to poach talent and deny economic rights by price-fixing pay.

PAYSLIPBANSA contends that it is illegal for firms:
- to agree among each other about compensation, either at a specific level or within a range;
- to agree with another firm about employee benefits
express to competitors that they should not compete aggressively for talent
- to exchange company-specific information about employee compensation or terms of employment with another company
exchange documents containing another firm’s internal data about employee compensation
- to implicate job applicants in industrial espionage
to falsely advertise vacancies, indiscriminately advertise and use applicants as labour market research tools

1. The banning of pay history and payslip questions during recruitment processes.
Recruitment regulations and consequences for those depriving job seekers of their rights.
2. Job advertising in line with Constitutional values; that conform to ethical standards, not those allowing abuse of power and information asymmetry.
3. Firms employing 100 or more employees to submit remuneration reports available for public scrutiny.
4. Youth employment platforms such as Harambee must make wage reports available to the public.
5. DoL to research effects of pay transparency.
6. South African citizens are encouraged to use the #PayslipBanSA to tell their story.

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All sources are protected and information treated with the utmost sensitivity. welcomes Just Law advocates to our team and look forward to making our mission against inequality a reality.

Please support our crowdfunding campaign to we can advocate for a FAIR, REALLY FAIR labour market.

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Making Constitutional fairness really fair by being fair.

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Signatures: 454Next Goal: 500
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  • Leonie Hall
  • Just LawJust Law
  • Constitution Court of South AfricaConstitutional Court of South Africa
  • Department of LabourDepartment of Labour South Africa
  • SA Board for People Practices SABPPSA Board for People Practices