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JAN 24, 2013 - The Guardian

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South African farmworkers sacked 'in truckloads' after strike, says union

Farmers accused of 'vindictive' response to two-week strike for £10 daily wage in fruit and wine sectorSouth African farmworkers were dismissed "in truckloads" on Thursday after calling off the latest round of a strike for a daily wage of 150 rands (£10.65), their union said.The Confederation of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) warned of a new flare-up in the Western Cape as a result of what they called the farmers' "vindictive" response to the latest two-week strike in the £850m-a-year fruit and wine sector. Three farmworkers have died in clashes with police during stop-start strike ... Read More

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