To negotiate wages fairly and destroy an unfair balance of power, stop sharing your payslip.
Unfair Balance of Power
If prospective employers want to know how much competitors pay, why don’t they ask them directly?
Forcing competing firm pay information from applicants destroys rights to fairness and dignity as enshrined in South Africa’s Constitution.
When firms use payslips to determines wages, they:
- unfairly compete for talent
- institute discrimination and inequality
- use information unfairly obtained to breach applicant trust and price-fix pay.
Income inequality can be addressed if recruitment practices are regulated and consequences instituted against those ignoring the rule of law.