Premier wants to bring the army in to keep the peace in rural areas
28 November 2012
Her request followed Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant's announcement on Tuesday that the December 4 deadline to review the agricultural sectoral determination would not be met.
Oliphant said the Basic Conditions of Employment Act allowed a review of the determination only 12 months after promulgation.
The latest sectoral determination was put in place in March.
The protests started with table grape harvesters in De Doorns, who were calling for wages of R150 a day.
Workers agreed to suspend their strike until December 4 on condition that the employment condition commission look at the sectoral determination for agriculture.
Representatives of both sides have been in negotiations since the strike was suspended.
The Congress of SA Trade Unions in the