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The story behind the wages

15 January 2013, 07:18
It really strikes me that the farm workers woes are given so much attention whereas the government itself is failing in its initiatives to help curb the unemployment.

I heard they are disputing a R69 per day wage and the government is fully behind them.

I concur, however while at it; why is our government initiatives offer so 'little' in terms of wages and they go all out on the farmers?

I was so shocked to learn that the initiative 'Working on Fire' in Mpumalanga is in a bad state where recruits are given a wage of less than R60 per day and are not supposed to join unions, subjected to high risk on mountains and even a possible danger on their mode of transport supplied by 'government'.

Allow me to offramp a bit, remember the train-truck accident which happened in Mpumalanga in June2012, the truck was unroadworthy, no safety belts for passengers et al.

The same thing is happening with these fire fighters who are merely used due to their poverty stricken backgrounds.

In short, am trying to call upon the government to first and foremost rectify its own mistakes before preaching to other private individuals with force.
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