ARTICLES RELATING TO FARMWORKERS

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

Rapport says farmworkers on commercial farms could own half of the farms, according to a new proposal government is considering.

Mantashe: Farmworkers need own land

2013-05-12 09:48

Farmworkers need to own their own land to aid their upliftment, ANC secretary-general Gwede Mantashe says.

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.

 

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

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

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.

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