Monday, November 26, 2012

Little hope for farm worker wage agreement

Imogen Vollenhoven
26 November 2012

 Farm worker wage negotiations are set to continue this week, but there is little hope an agreement can be reached soon, as farmers’ representatives say there is too much to be done.

 Agri SA executive director Hans Van der Merwe said it is not possible to reach an agreement by the end of the week, as there is too much work that still needs to be done. 

Van der Merwe said that a progress meeting between Agri SA, COSATU and the Labour Department was scheduled for Thursday.

Farm workers are demanding to be paid a minimum of a R150 a day. Most of them earn between R69 and R75 a day.

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