Tuesday, November 27, 2012

De Doorns striking workers adamant on R150 a day increase


 Bonga Dlulane, Zineth Wilskin and Shaun Yanda
 
The farm workers' strike that started weeks ago continues despite the labour department’s call for a two-week suspension. The strike started in De Doorns and spread to other parts of the province which included blocked roads, looting, and burning of tyres. The strike has left 28-year-old farm worker dead and five people were injured during protests in Wolseley, close to Ceres. The farm workers are demanding a R150 minimum wage per day and improved living and working conditions. De Doorns farm workers are currently earning R69 a day, of which R30 is deducted by their bosses for electricity. They were in the studio…

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