Johannesburg - About 4 500 Rainbow Chicken [JSE:RBW] workers at processing and farm plants entered the second week of their strike on Thursday,
their union said.
Workers from the Western Cape, North West, Mpumalanga,
Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal and Eastern Cape plants were demanding better wages,
reduced working hours and a backdated payment to April 2011, Food and Allied
Workers Union spokesperson Dominique Swartz said.
The processing workers were demanding a R500 wage increase,
while farm workers wanted a R4 400 minimum wage.
Swartz said the union and company were not in agreement
about the backdated payment.
Rainbow Chickens' spokesperson Stephen Heaths could not
immediately be reached for comment.