CompComSA unfair employers

Competition Commission SA Wage Cartel?

Does the Competition Commission of South Africa collude with firms to price-fix wages by condoning the sharing of payslips? 

Commissioners Violate Constitutional Rights S23.1

No Competition for Talent

Pay Slip Ban SA is calling on South Africans to unite behind a campaign to challenge the abuse of power and defend worker rights. You can help us advocate for change and tackle exploitation!

The Competition Commission only advertised vacancies stating an upfront salary range when publicly pressured to do so. The practice of pay secrecy places job applicants at a wage negotiating disadvantage.

If you’re a job applicant, you’ll know that pay secrecy has exploded even though decades of research prove transparency attracts a larger and better pool of applicants.

Secrecy violates the Constitutional right to fair labour practice. Unfair adverts are not legitimate in the South African labour market.

Market-Related Salary Ambiguity

‘MRS’ and pay ‘negotiable’ are popular terms in Health sector job adverts. The Commission recently published a health sector analysis without even considering the labour market and the impacts of employer monopsony power.

MRS is an indictment on employers, it confirms that they are blatantly perpetuating patterns of inequality.

‘Market rates’ define instituted Wage Inequality. It means continuing unequal pay: if you’re black, you’re paid less than a white and if you’re a woman, less than men.

MRS alludes to nothing good. Ethical recruiters simply do not use a term so succinctly denoting exploitation.

International pharmacy firm, SANOFI uses pay secrecy and ambiguity to exploit job applicants hoping for a better future.

Sanofi and Kelly

SANOFI male executives operating from New York and France attacked us for defending women and black people in Africa but could not refer us to a compensation policy validating their claims of virtue.

An international employer operating with impunity, we believe SANOFI must publish their wages and prove their compensation is not discriminatory – racially, geographically and gender biased.

SANOFI makes use of Kelly, a recruitment firm demanding pay slips and pay expectation information from job applicants without ever being upfront about a job offer. Kelly is known to be anti-poor and takes a draconian approach to the job market. They have a dim view of the law and appear willing to compromise their reputation and that of clients for profit.

In 2016, Kelly placed recruitment adverts for BANK SETA that had to be removed as they violated a human right to dignity on a range of levels. They were obliged to redo their work and apologise, they’re thus familiar with what is right and what is criminal, yet…Kelly Recruit violates the Competition Act and obstructs the Constitution in an unhindered slave trade business.

The Competition Commission fails to address rampant issues of price-fixing and iniquitous conduct. They steer a labour market cartel in the direction of exploitation.

Commissions ‘CTC’ Cheating

Unlawful recruitment doesn’t only contravene the Constitution. Competition Law is used to balance the interests of workers, consumers and owners.

When employers share ‘Cost to Company’ information with rivals, it destabilises the economy and society as it creates an inefficient, unbalanced labour market patterned by price-fixed wages and income inequality.

Labour ensures each sector of the economy is operational yet their rights continue to dwindle and wages don’t improve along with profits. The Competition Commission appears to be in close cahoots with exploitative employers, obstructing a fair competition for talent by forcing job applicants to surrender rival employer compensation information.

When asked why they spy on rival employers competing in the same market for talent, they re-posted the adverts to include pay. We took that as a good sign, but….They have since refused to account for their behaviour and don’t advocate nor allow a dialogue for fair labour market competition. The Commission makes great efforts to obliterate rational market intelligence and protect exploitation and lawlessness.

Banning the Public

The Commission is anti-worker rights. Commissioner Tembinkosi Bonakele and deputy Hardin Ratshisusu violate our economic rights with impunity.

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