Cosatu calls off farm strike
Trade union federation Cosatu has called off the farmworkers strike in the Western Cape.
CAPE TOWN - The Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) in the Western Cape on Tuesday announced that it was calling off the farmworkers strike.
Workers in the province were demanding a basic daily wage of R150 a day.
The area of De Doorns in the Hex River Valley has been at the centre of the often violent strike.
Last week, the trade union federation suspended the mass action for a week in Clanwilliam, but has now decided to call off the strike entirely.
It is unclear whether this move is supported by other farming unions, including the Building and Allied Workers Union of South Africa (BAWUSA).