Farmworkers shouldn't back down - Lamola

2013-01-26 22:08
Ronald Lamola (Picture: Sapa)

Ronald Lamola (Picture: Sapa)

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Johannesburg - Farmworkers in the Western Cape should not retreat in their fight for a minimum daily wage of R150, ANC Youth League deputy president Ronald Lamola said on Saturday, according to a report.

SABC news reported that Lamola said farmworkers should also fight to have divided shares from the profits made on farms.

Farmworkers went on strike last year, demanding that the minimum daily wage be increased from R69 to R150, and that a cohesive land reform programme be implemented.

The Congress of SA Trade Unions announced on Tuesday that the strike had been called off, but said it would co-ordinate "the mother of all strikes against bad farmers" later in the year.

Lamola was speaking at an African National Congress by-election rally in Prince Alfred's Hamlet in the Boland.

Agri Wes-Cape spokespersonPorchia Adams said on Wednesday that workers had largely heeded the call to return to work.

Adams said all permanent workers and around 60% of seasonal workers were back at their posts on Tuesday.

This excluded areas such as De Doorns, the epicentre of strike action, where most seasonal workers were not at work on Tuesday.

On Wednesday the Witzenberg municipality, in the area, would have a by-election.

Prince Alfred Hamlet is one of the areas affected by the farmworkers' strike.

Read more on:    ancyl  |  ronald lamola  |  cape town  |  politics  |  labour  |  farmworker protests

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