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Farm workers

Card image 22 June 2020 Mail & Guardian

Fawu fires deputy general secretary. Again.

Moloko Phakedi plans to fight the decision. Again. The Food and Allied Workers Union says it will continue its inquiry into the R19-million written off in the union’s investment wing

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Card image 14 June 2020 Mail & Guardian

Labour court rules in round four of Fawu vs Fawu

More court action is likely to follow as sitting faction wins the latest round of the infighting plaguing the Food and Allied Workers Union

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Card image 05 June 2020 Mail & Guardian

Women farmworkers call for labour centres to be opened

Many womxn who live and work on farms have suffered immensely during the Covid-19 lockdown

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Card image 28 May 2020 IOL

Time for our government to take heed of the lived realities of womxn farmworkers

The Women’s Legal Centre, with the Women on Farms Project, are calling on government to open labour centres and make mobile labour centres available in rural areas so that women who live and work on farms can claim unemployment benefits during a national lockdown and crisis.

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Card image 28 May 2020 Mail & Guardian

No end to Fawu’s factional fight

Leaders of two competing groupings in the Food and Allied Workers Union have fired each other

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Card image 28 May 2020 CNA Lifestyle

South African wine industry on its knees as lockdown set to ease

An estimated 80 wineries, with almost 350 producers, could go out of business.

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Card image 29 May 2020 GroundUp

18,000 jobs lost in wine industry – Vinpro

Union says its inundated as “unscrupulous farmers” terminate workers’ contracts.

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Card image 27 May 2020 Daily Maverick

Victory for workers – but how will it be implemented?

On 25 May, the Minister of Employment and Labour extended the scope of the UIF’s Covid-19 Temporary Employer/Employee Relief Scheme (TERS) to cover workers who are not registered for UIF. This comes on the eve of an urgent Labour Court application set down for hearing on 28 May, brought by the Casual Workers Advice Office, Women on Farms Project and the Izwi Domestic Workers Alliance.

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Card image 25 May 2020 Times Live

Click and collect, liquor industry urges, with 117,600 jobs lost during ban

eCommerce options for liquor outlets including taverns are under discussion by the SA liquor industry as it seeks to prevent overcrowding when the ban on booze is lifted from next Monday.

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Card image 15 May 2020 IOL

Government urges employers to apply for benefits for domestic and farm workers

South Africa's employment and labour department said on Friday it was making every effort to reach domestic workers and farm labourers.

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