Good farmers compromised by others

2010-10-05 19:05
Johannesburg - The reputation of good farmers is being compromised by those farmers who do not adhere to labour laws, Labour Minister Membathisi Mdladlana said on Tuesday.

"We should not paint all farmers with one brush, there are good farmers out there whose reputation is tarnished by the few who create unnecessary tensions," he said.

Mdladlana was addressing the launch of the Roving Safety Representatives in Tzaneen, Limpopo.

The initiative was aimed at promoting and monitoring health and safety at work. The theme of the launch was "Health and Life at Work; A Fundamental Human Right".

Workers needed to prioritise workplace health and safety, he said.

"Marches should not only be about wages but should also include matters like health and safety in the workplace and racism."

The minister also launched the new brand for inspectors' cars that were designed to "heighten visibility".

"These vehicles will no doubt send a cold chill down the spines of recalcitrant employers," he said.

The launch was attended by Limpopo Premier Cassel Mathale, the Swedish-based International Union Federation, Cosatu and the National Council of Trade Unions.
- SAPA
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