Tuesday, June 03, 2014

South African Sugar Strike

5,500 employees working in the KwaZulu-Natal Natal and Mpumalanga regions stopped work in support of their demand for an 11 percent wage increase on May 27, the sugar industry’s first pay strike in 17 years. A protest march is planned for June 4 in the city of Durban.

The Food and Allied Workers Union is also requesting a 40-hour working week, a monthly housing subsidy of 800 rand ($75) and permanent employment of fixed-term contract staff.


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