The General Secretary of Food and Allied Workers Union Katishi Masemola will be addressing two mass meetings of about 1 000 farm workers each today at Patensie, a farming town in the Eastern Cape.
Masemola says Part of the address will be an update on the National FAWU Organizing Programme for farm workers to belong to the union.
Masemola explains that Part of the address will be an update on the National FAWU Organizing Programme for farm workers to belong to the union and the other part will be a report-back on the meeting that FAWU held with the Humansdorp Farmers Association on access to farms for organizing and the idea of creating a permanent negotiations platform.
Masemola adds that he will be leading a picketing activity at the Brazilian Consular Offices in Cape Town to highlight the real threat that chicken imports from Brazil and European Union have to the 40 000 jobs in our country’s poultry sector, thereby calling on Government to protect our sector.
Masemola said The Minister of Trade and Industry, Mr Rob Davies, is expected to receive petition during the march so will be a representative from Brazilian Consular office during the picket.
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