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Low turnout for second farm hearing

Jan 15 2013 19:08 Sapa
Striking farm workers demand that their daily wage

Farmworkers in the province had been protesting for higher wages. (AFP)

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Paarl - Western Cape farmworkers gathered in Paarl on Tuesday evening to voice their opinions on the review of the sector's minimum wage.

Members of the Building and Allied Workers Union of SA gathered at the Huguenot Hall ahead of the meeting, many wearing branded shirts and blue workman's trousers.

They jeered at farmworkers in passing trucks who were not attending.

Upon entering the hall, many chose not to sign the register, which required a name, contact number and the farm the individual worked for.

The hall was only half-full by the time the hearing started at 18:00.

The department's acting director of labour standards Titus Mtsweni explained the way sectoral determination worked.

He said the department was hosting an extra week of hearings in the province to help him compile a report for the employment conditions commission.

The first hearing took place in Grabouw on Monday night. Further hearings were scheduled for towns including De Doorns, Robertson, Oudtshoorn, and Vredendal, with venues yet to be finalised.

Farmworkers in the province had been protesting for higher wages.

The strike, by seasonal workers to have their minimum R69 daily wage increased to R150, resumed on Wednesday. It began on August 27 last year and was called off on December 4.


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