2,000 dismissed farm workers at Umbhaba Estates still unemployed since 2015

COSATU National Office Bearers, the Mpumalanga government leadership from the Premier’s Office and also the Department of Land and Rural Development met with the Umbhaba Estates farm workers around Komatipoort, in Mpumalanga, to brief them about developments to their labour case.

‘More than 2,000 dismissed farm workers at Umbhaba Estates are still unemployed since 2015’, said Solly Phetoe, COSATU Deputy General Secretary.

‘COSATU continues to challenge the Department of labour to decisively intervene to protect vulnerable workers in general on any infringement of their labour rights by employers. Employers cannot be left off the hook from disallowing more than 20, 000 farm workers to join a union of their choice’, said Phetoe.

We acknowledge the commitments made by traditional leaders to offer farm workers land to display skills and contribute to food security and employment creation’, said Phetoe.

An injury to one is an injury to all!

Issued by COSATU

For more details contact:

Solly Phetoe
COSATU Deputy General Secretary
Cell: 082 304 4055
Norman Mampane
COSATU Shopsteward Editor
Tel: 011 339 4910