South Africa: Farmworkers to Intensify Strike Action
Farmers have rejected the demands of grape harvesters after an ongoing wage dispute that led to an unprotected and violent strike in the Western Cape.
A fragile peace has descended on De Doorns, in the Western Cape’s Hex River Valley, where the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) is arbitrating between strikers and their employers after protests and wild rampages that saw vineyards burned and shops looted.
South African Government, 6 November 2012
The Western Cape Government is very concerned about the current illegal protest action in De Doorns. Three Western Cape MECs are currently in De Doorns: Van Rensburg, Agriculture ... read more »
South Africa: De Doorn's Farmworkers Down Tools
West Cape News, 18 September 2012
A group of about 300 farmworkers in De Doorns have for the second time in less than a month downed tools in a wage dispute with their employers, South African Fruit Exporters ... read more »
South Africa: De Doorns Farm Workers Strike After Wages Dropped
GroundUp, 5 September 2012
An ongoing wage dispute that led to an unprotected strike by farm workers highlights the complex relationship between farmers and workers in the De Doorns area. read more »
South Africa: De Doorns Farmworkers Protest Slashed Wage
West Cape News, 28 August 2012
Over 300 farmworkers in De Doorns have cried foul over deep cuts in wages following an exporting company taking over management of the farm. read more »
South African Government, 17 October 2012
The Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Tina Joemat-Pettersson, has expressed her appreciation at the resolution of the wage dispute at Keurboschkloof farm in De ... read more »