05 December 2012 09:25 AM
Farm Workers' Strike Comes To An End

Protest by Western Cape farm workers



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The protest by Western Cape farmworkers came to an end on Tuesday, although the Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) has announced that negotiations will continue.

The negotiations will be held in different farms, and will be about the wage demand of a R150 per day.

Cosatu's provincial secretary, Tony Ehrenreich, said, "An agreement put forward by Agri SA contains the basis of the accord that ends this strike."

However, if no agreement is reached by January 9 2013, farmers will be allowed to hold other protests.

The protest started in November at De Doorns and spread to over 16 towns, and led to two deaths and the injury of many.

Last night before the protest ended, some of the farmworkers in the Groendal area burned tyres and caused havoc on the town’s streets. 

Police have confirmed that over fifteen people were arrested.

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