The following are news items in South African major media outlets on Tuesday.

— South African workers must unite against the common enemy: Monopoly capital.

This was the message of the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) ahead of May Day. COSATU and its rival, the South African Federation of Trade Unions (SAFTU), will hold May Day rallies across the country.(News24)

— The proposed national minimum wage looks set to dominate speeches at rallies on Tuesday as workers mark this year’s May Day celebrations.

The issue is still a contentious topic among unions, the business sector and the government.(Eyewitness News)

— President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Monday the proposed national minimum wage is a way towards achieving a living wage.

Last week, workers from various unions marched across the country against the 20-rand (1.7-U.S.-dollar) an hour minimum wage and amendments to the labor laws.(South African Broadcasting Corporation) Enditem


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