Fawu's striking members get more support
Hundreds of Fawu members employed by Ceres Fruit Growers downed tools earlier this week.
CAPE TOWN - The Food and Allied Workers' Union (Fawu) has mobilised residents in Ceres and surrounding area to support its members who are on strike.
Hundreds of Fawu members employed by Ceres Fruit Growers downed tools earlier this week demanding better pay and a slice of the company's profit.
The workers want a 12,5 percent wage increase while the company's offering 7,5 percent.
The union met with its alliance partners on Friday with the intention of intensifying its demonstrations.
Fawu's Sandile Keni says they will be joined by residents from neighbouring towns
"All the surrounding towns will be supporting us on that march. So whether the company likes it or not going back to work and our demand still remains the same."