ARTICLES RELATING TO FARMWORKER PROTESTS

Cape farmworkers' case dismissed

2014-06-03 14:06

Eleven Western Cape farmworkers has failed in a bid to fight their dismissal in the Labour Court in Cape Town.

Cape farmworker case postponed

2014-06-02 16:55

The Labour Court in Cape Town has reserved judgment on whether it could hear the case of 11 farmworkers fighting their dismissal.

Cape farmworkers fight dismissal

2014-06-02 14:11

Eleven farmworkers have appeared in the Labour Court to challenge their dismissal following a series of wage-related strikes in the Western Cape last year.

Rid agricultural sector of violence: MEC

2013-08-19 22:32

Western Cape Agriculture MEC Gerrit van Rensburg has urged participation in efforts to prevent a recurrence of last year's violence in the agricultural sector.

Minister rues Cape farmworker efforts

2013-07-29 19:48

Agriculture Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson has lamented the lack of progress in addressing farmworkers’ issues in the Western Cape.

More farmers seeking wage waiver

2013-05-29 07:12

A total of 1 987 farmers have applied for an exemption from the new minimum wage of R105 a day for workers, says Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant.

Mass farm meetings to sort out De Doorns

2013-05-10 09:42

Two mass meetings will be held in De Doorns at the weekend to address farmworkers' concerns and to help farmers come to terms with the new minimum wage.

Hundreds of farmers ask for wage waiver

2013-03-07 15:43

About 900 farmers have applied to be exempted from paying their workers the new minimum wage of R105 a day, says Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant.

City claims it never denied march

2013-03-01 18:06

The City of Cape Town did not deny permission for a coalition of farmworkers to march to Parliament at the weekend, an official says.

New farmworker wage to kick in

2013-02-26 20:16

The new minimum wage of R105 a day for farmworkers will be implement later this week, according to the labour department.

 

Cape farmworkers' case dismissed

2014-06-03 13:44

Eleven Western Cape farmworkers have failed in a bid to fight their dismissal, with the Labour Court ruling their case had not been referred to the CCMA.

Cape farmworker case postponed

2014-06-02 16:51

The Labour Court in Cape Town has reserved judgment on whether it could hear the case of 11 farmworkers fighting their dismissal.

12 held after farmworkers set truck alight

2013-11-11 19:30

Twelve people were arrested after farmworkers set a truck alight in Wellington, Western Cape.

Hype over farmworker pay unwarranted

2013-08-02 07:56

The R105 minimum daily wage for farmworkers has not resulted in large-scale job cuts, economists reportedly say.

Oliphant unaware of farmworkers' strike

2013-06-17 15:21

Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant is not aware of any plans of farmworkers embarking on strike action, according to a report.

Motlanthe calls for farm wage solution

2013-05-11 18:49

Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe has called for co-operation between farmers and farmworkers, a report says.

Strikes organiser gets state funding

2013-04-02 08:19

An organiser of the recent farmworkers' strikes in the Western Cape is getting funds from the government, according to a report.

Rocketing costs threaten black farmers

2013-03-06 16:22

The number of black and smallholder farmers in South Africa is under threat due to rising costs, warns the African Farmers Association of SA says.

Farmworkers march stoppped

2013-02-28 13:01

The Cape Town city council and the police have denied farmworkers permission to march to Parliament at the weekend, the Farmworkers' Coalition say.

Farm job cuts could grow to 200 000

2013-02-10 14:04

Job losses could reach 200 000 by the end of 2013 as the minimum wage for farmworkers almost doubles in the wake of violent protests, a report states.

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