Workers On Wednesday 28 September
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For over two weeks, workers at Robertson Winery in the Western Cape have been on strike in support of their demand for a living wage. During late 2012 – early 2013, farmworkers rose up in their thousands in the Western Cape and went on strike in support of a decent minimum wage and several other key demands. Their demand at the time for R150 per day was not met and farmworkers are still struggling today to improve their conditions of employment. The Robertson workers, organised by the Commercial, Stevedoring, Agricultural and Allied Workers Union (CSAAWU), is an indication that all is not well amongst workers in the agricultural sector.
Commercial Stevedoring Agricultural & Allied Workers' Union (CSAAWU)
Women on Farms Project (WFP)
Robertson Striking Committee