Sunday, March 24, 2013

South Africa: Cape Town Farmworkers' march

From Martin Legassick in South Africa.

Farmworkers from around the Western Cape rallied and marched in Cape Town on 23 March, the Saturday after Human Rights Day, to demand R150 a day, decent conditions, land and dignity for farmworkers. Farmworker speakers said if farmers were not prepared to give them decent conditions of work and life they will take over the farms themselves. The march was organized by a Coalition of farmworker unions and NGOs including DLF affiliates Commercial, Stevedoring, Agricultural and Allied Workers Union (CSAAWU), Mawubuye and TCOE.

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