Western Cape Provincial Parliament Member,
Rodney Lentit has accused Cosatu’s Tony Ehrenreich for being inconsiderate and
insensitive to the wellbeing of farm workers.
This follows Lentit’s visit to Porterville and surrounding
areas this morning.
Lentit says many farmworkers have openly
admitted that time away from work at this crucial stage would mean the difference
between putting food on the table, sending their children to school or not
being able to do so.
Rodney Lentit adds that this is nothing but
key political window dressing at the expense of poor people, especially poor
farm people and he adds that he wants to put the emphasis on that.
Lentit said he wants to encourage the
farmworkers to really consider going on strike, participating in the strike action
because it is their children who suffer.
Lentit adds that he is not talking good about
the farmers that are also to be blamed for this because they are using every
loop hole in the legislation to pay people the minimum wage of R70 a day.
Lentit said that; that is however another matter
for government because it is government who fails the people at the end of the
day cause they are making the legislation.
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