The leadership of the Food and Allied
Workers Union led by its General Secretary Katishi Masemola, visited the
farming towns of Ceres and De Doorns yesterday to hold mass meetings of members of
FAWU and interested farm workers and addressed their concerns, especially on
victimization like dismissals and evictions, following the calling-off of
FAWU reiterates their call on all
farm owners to allow all their workers back and nullify disciplinary actions
and to allow those staying on farms to continue to dwell on farms.
Masemola adds If anything, they still encourage all other
farm owners and management to follow examples set by Antony De Vires the head
of Keurboschkloof’s management company and Cape Orchard’ company’s Gerhard de
Kock in negotiating with trade unions and recognizing their right to organize
Masomola said as FAWU they still
hope that industry associations will step up to the plate and negotiate with
FAWU and its membership.
Masemola said actually, members of
these associations are encouraged to do the right thing and allow workers back
Masemola furthermore adds that as FAWU
they will be using these mass meetings to collect a list of those farms, where
members and workers are victimized, and to develop a plan on how to legally or
through collective power confront them.
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