The South African Municipal workers
union in all nine provinces particularly the the Western
Cape supports the farmworkers’ strike in the
pursuit of a living wage.
Deputy Provicial Secretary Kurt
Ziervogel said farmworkers are the backbone of our
food security, yet they receive a slave wage of R69.00 per day, a weekly wage
of around R350.00.
Ziervogel adds that these wages clearly cannot sustain the livelihood of a farm worker, or
any worker for that matter.
The South African
Municipal Workers Union is currently engaging its members to come out in their
numbers to lend support to farmworkers and their struggle for a living wage.
We also note with
concern the actions of the South African Police who were shooting
indiscriminately at workers.
cannot be allowed to continue. We call on the parties involved to reach an
agreement that will be acceptable to the workers.
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