Why does #PayslipBanSA Exist?
Unfair (asymmetric) information advantages dominate the recruitment value chain instilling prejudice, discrimination and burgeoning inequality in South Africa.
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
PAYSLIPBANSA calls for
- The banning of pay history and payslip questions during recruitment processes
- Recruitment regulations and consequences for those depriving job seekers of their rights
- Job advertising in line with Constitutional values; that conform to ethical standards, not those allowing abuse of power and information asymmetry.
- Firms employing 100 or more employees to submit remuneration reports available for public scrutiny
- Youth employment platforms such as Harambee must make wage reports available to the public
- DoL to research effects of pay transparency
South African citizens are encouraged to
use the #PayslipBanSA to tell their story.
Screenshot YOUR recruitment advert and forward us your emails to firstname.lastname@example.org
All sources are protected and information treated with the utmost sensitivity.
Making Constitutional fairness really fair by being fair.