Fawu warns of farmworker strike

Farmworkers from the Du Toit Group marched to its office in Ceres yesterday demanding permanent jobs.

Farmworkers from the Du Toit Group marched to its office in Ceres yesterday demanding permanent jobs.

CAPE TOWN - The Food and Allied Workers Union (Fawu) warned the Western Cape could see farmworkers strikes in the near future if seasonal labourer's demands are not met.

Disgruntled farmworkers from a major farming group, the Du Toit Group, marched to its head office in Ceres yesterday demanding permanent jobs.

Many farms in the area take on part-time workers from September to April.

Fawu's Mxolisi Mngxunyeni said, "It's about job security and some of them don't know their rights aren't being granted to them, so we'll give the group 14 days to respond then the workers will decide what to do."