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Cosatu plans to support 'abused' farmworkers

2014-07-17 07:50

Cosatu says it wants to support vulnerable farmworkers like those on Thandi Modise's farm by recruiting them into a union and campaigning for a minimum wage.

Farms minister commits to lead by example

2014-06-05 13:25

Agriculture Minister Senzeni Zokwana is committed to lead by example regarding fair wages for farm workers, the department said on Wednesday.

Report: Workers could get half of farms

2014-04-06 11:36
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Rapport says farmworkers on commercial farms could own half of the farms, according to a new proposal government is considering.

Postal woes have farmers on edge

2013-03-14 09:40

Some Western Cape farmers are worried that their applications for exemption from the new minimum wage for farmworkers have not reached the labour department.

Unions threaten to act on retailers

2013-02-18 17:29

Together with Cosatu, a campaign will be launched against retailers profiting the most from agricultural products, says Fawu while urging farmworkers to join unions.

Small farmers will battle - employer body

2013-02-05 18:27

Smaller farm operations would not be able to afford the new minimum wage increase, the National Employers' Association of SA says.

Coalition: Strike not over

2012-12-06 16:25

The Western Cape farmworker strike about labour conditions is far from over, a coalition claiming to represent farmworkers says.

Cosatu to address farmworkers

2012-12-04 18:43

An official would be updating farmworkers on labour negotiations in De Doorns, the Congress of SA Trade Unions in the Western Cape says.

Union: Oliphant insensitive

2012-11-28 18:01

It is insensitive of Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant to use legal technicalities to override farmworkers' concerns, their union says.

Farmworkers' deadline won't be met

2012-11-27 18:15

Farmworkers should refrain from violence until the sectoral determination is reviewed in April, Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant says.

Cosatu: Farmers dividing workers

2012-11-20 17:59

Farm owners in the Western Cape are trying to divide workers and provoke xenophobia in the province, Cosatu and Passop say.

Fedusa condemns De Doorns violence

2012-11-15 16:42

The Federation of Unions of SA strongly condemned violence linked to a farmworkers strike in the Western Cape.

Minister: Farm strikes suspended

2012-11-14 18:44

Western Cape farmworkers will suspend their protests over wages and living conditions for two weeks, says Acting Labour Minister Angie Motshekga.

Farmworkers to get a raise

2012-02-02 12:14

The minimum wage for farmworkers will go up by R127.96 a month on March 1, says the labour department.

 

Winning prize inspires farmworker

2014-06-06 15:16

Jurie Muller’s dedication to his work has made him the winner of the Deciduous Fruit Industry's 2013 award for a farmworker in a managerial position.

Cosatu outraged at minister pay claims

2014-06-04 10:28
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New agriculture minister Senzeni Zokwana is in the firing line after reports that he was paying a labourer R800 a month.

Farmworker forum warns against 'outsiders'

2014-01-03 12:06

A founding member of a provincial farmworker forum in the Western Cape has warned against people from outside the industry trying to abuse farmworkers.

Panel to discuss farming discontent

2013-04-17 09:11

A panel will sit over the next three months to work out how the farming sector must change to deal with workers' discontent, it was reported.

New farmworker wage takes effect

2013-03-01 11:41

The new minimum wage requirement for farmworkers takes effect from today, the labour department says.

Job cuts 'only the beginning' - farm union

2013-02-07 10:24
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Farmers have no choice but to restructure and cut costs to survive after the announcement of a new minimum wage, farmers' union TAU SA says.

Rush to secure unrest insurance

2012-12-09 14:54

Hundreds of farmers have rushed to insure their property in the wake of violent protests, it was reported.

Minister: Farm wage talks a stop-gap

2012-12-05 18:05

Farm-to-farm pay talks are a "stop-gap measure" to restore peace until sectoral wage talks in March, Agriculture Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson says.

Farmworker negotiations resume

2012-11-29 12:19

Negotiations over farmworker wages and working conditions will resume ahead of a planned protest next week, Agri-SA says.

Cosatu warns of renewed farm violence

2012-11-27 22:42

Failure to meet a deadline for a review of the sectoral determination for agriculture could result in a repeat of violent strikes, Cosatu says.

Union: Arrest station commander

2012-11-18 12:49

The Food and Allied Workers Union has called for the arrest of a police station commander after the death of a worker during the farmworkers' strike.

Union calls for strike support

2012-11-15 15:43

Catering union Saccawu called for support for farmworkers in the Western Cape, to strengthen the "fight for better wages".

Govt to review farmworkers' wages

2012-11-14 17:35

The R70 a day minimum wage for farmworkers will be cancelled and renegotiated, Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant says.

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