Definition of starvation wages in English:
Wages which are below the level necessary for subsistence.
- Nzimande said farm workers and their families were paid starvation wages and subjected to daily abuse.
- Wretched housing, starvation wages and an indefatigable sense of community: a description of the existence of thousands of York citizens at the turn of the 20th century.
- As a result, all other sectors are suffering - hospitals are without drugs, schools are without books and civil servants are being forced to accept starvation wages.
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