SOUTH AFRICA: The SA Clothing and Textile Workers’ Union (Sactwu) today pledged R1 million for the establishment of a formal farm workers’ union.
Sactwu general secretary Andre Kriel said it is an act of concrete solidarity in their quest for a living wage and decent work for vulnerable workers, in true Cosatu tradition.
Kriel was speaking at a recruitment planning meeting of the Food & Allied Workers’ Union (Fawu), held at the Fawu offices in Gugulethu, Cape Town.
The pledge included support for the establishment of a professionally run union for the farm workers.
Sactwu and Fawu are both affiliated to the Congress of SA Trade Unions.
Kriel challenged other Cosatu affiliates to also make a pledge to support the formation of a union for farm workers.