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.

  • South Africa:   Farmers Reject Worker Demands

    SAPA, 8 November 2012

    Farmers in De Doorns, in the Western Cape, have rejected a wage demand of R150 a day by grape harvesters, it was reported on Thursday. Read more »

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.