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AfriForum: Majority of WC farmworkers treated well

In recent weeks farmworkers union Bawusa warned labourers would take to the streets to protest.

FILE: Bawusa claims among their grievances are poor health facilities, unlawful labour practises and the ill treatment of Boland farm workers. Picture: Supplied.

CAPE TOWN - Civil rights organisation AfriForum believes recent threats of protest by disgruntled farmworkers is not an accurate reflection of the farming industry in the Western Cape.

In recent weeks farmworkers' union Bawusa warned labourers would take to the streets to protest their living and working conditions.

Bawusa claims among their grievances are poor health facilities, unlawful labour practises and the ill treatment of Boland farm employees.

However, AfriForum's Ian Cameron says labourers are well looked after.

"The majority of workers aren't the ones that are protesting. So they give a misconception or misrepresentation of what is going on. If you go visit the farms the majority of workers are treated well and have great relationships with the farmers."

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