Labour relations in the country are at a crossroad‚ with the potential to either improve or get worse as workers struggle to survive on wages that have dwindled in value over the years.

A study on South African workers’ income and expenditure patterns showed that there was a lack of growth in monthly earnings among workers‚ with the lowest end of the wage distribution suffering the most.

Labour analyst Andrew Levy said this was reflected in wage demands made by workers‚ as the standard of living had become more “squeezed”.

He was speaking at the launch of the report in Johannesburg on Tuesday.

“There is little or no income left when workers are paid out‚” according to the report. …more