Union calls for boycott of Robertson Winery products
Around 220 union members embarked on a protected strike last week following a wage dispute.
CAPE TOWN - An agricultural union has called for a boycott of Robertson Winery products.
Around 220 union members had embarked on a protected strike last week following a wage dispute.
Negotiations have been deadlocked after a meeting on Thursday. Temporary workers have been bussed in this morning to ensure operations continue.
The Commercial Stevedoring, Agricultural & Allied Workers' Union wants a 57 percent increase for workers.
The union's Trevor Christians says employees currently earn between R2,900 and R3,500 a month.
"By supporting Robertson Winery you are supporting poverty wages and slavery."
Robertson Winery's Anton Cilliers says they are currently offering an eight percent increase.
"We feel this is an unfair strike and we have fair labour practices."
Cilliers adds they are willing to resume with negotiations, despite the union claiming otherwise.