25 January 2013
The Building and Allied Workers
Union of South Africa today said that many farmworkers who returned to work, have
been sent home after the suspension of the strike in the Western
The Congress of South African Trade
Unions had formally called the strike off earlier this week.
Farmworkers are demanding that the
minimum daily wage be increased from R69 to R150 and that a solid land reform
programme be implemented.
BAWUSA’s Nosey Piterse said several
workers were dismissed in numbers in Wolesley, de Doorns
and Bergrivier areas.
“We are disappointed in what is happening, instead of trying to
reconcile, farmers exacerbate the conflict by dismissing returning workers” Pieterse
Labels: WC farmers dismiss hundreds of farmworkers after strike’s suspension