30 January 2013

South Africa: Cosatu Limpopo Supports a Living Wage Demand By Farmworkers At Letaba Citrus

Photo: Sapa
Farmworkers march in Paarl, 4 December 2012

COSATU Limpopo is in full support of FAWU and its 176 members employed by Letaba Citrus outside Nkowankowa, who have embarked on a lawful strike since the 24 January 2013.

The workers are demanding an increase of 13% across the board, while the employer is offering only 5.8%.

Workers have a right to demand improvement of their working and living conditions and FAWU is leading these struggles against capitalist brutality.

FAWU is in the process of securing a section 150 of the Labour Relations Act for CCMA, to facilitate a meeting between parties due to the employer's intransigency.

The company produces mangoes, banana, litches and apples for juice processing.

COSATU calls on all its Affiliates and communities at large, to show their solidarity by supporting the strike.

And if the employer does not respond positively by end February 2013, we will be left with no option but to call for solidarity actions in the sector and a boycott.

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