Better Wage for South African Farmworkers?
The country's labour minister is expected to make an announcement soon on the new minimum wage for farmworkers that will hopefully put an end to the weeks of industrial action that’s affected production at wine farms in the Cape. Thousands of farmworkers have demanded a wage increase from R69 to R150 per day.
Farmworkers march in Paarl, 4 December 2012
South Africa: Hundreds of Farmworkers Fired After Strike (opinion)
GroundUp, 30 January 2013
Hundreds of farmworkers in the De Doorns area have been fired after the end of the farmworkers strike in the area on 22 January. read more »
Congress of South African Trade Unions, 30 January 2013
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. read more »
Congress of South African Trade Unions, 24 January 2013
The strikes that saw many farms paralysed is set to explode into trouble again, because farmers are firing workers for daring to protest low wages. read more »