Wednesday, January 16, 2013

More arrested in WC farmworkers strike

Lusanda Bill
16 January 2013

More farmworkers were arrested on Tuesday afternoon outside the fruit depot in Barrydale. 

This follows the on-going solidarity and protest actions in the struggle for a better living wage for farmworkers. 

Farmworkers in the Western Cape are demanding a R150 per day living wage and better conditions on the farms. 

Mawubuye Land Rights Movement’s Mercia Andrews said each day they see different levels of police aggression towards protestors.

Meanwhile the Congress of South African Trade Union today said the strike could be suspended if Agri SA responds positively to their demands.

Clanwilliam farmworkers accepted a wage offer of R105 by the individual farmers and returned to work.

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