FAWU and COSATU input to Portfolio Committee on Rural Development and Land Reform: On Land and Tenure Rights for Farm Dw

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Economic Conditions:. Massive levels of retrenchments over the last 20 years;High levels of unemployment;Most workers are not permanent; andMany workers are seasonal.. Employment Conditions:. Many farm workers do not enjoy the full benefits of the Basic Conditions of Employment; Labour Relations

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1. FAWU and COSATU input to Portfolio Committee on Rural Development and Land Reform: On Land and Tenure Rights for Farm Dwellers and Workers – 20/ 03/ 2012

2. Economic Conditions: Massive levels of retrenchments over the last 20 years; High levels of unemployment; Most workers are not permanent; and Many workers are seasonal.

3. Employment Conditions: Many farm workers do not enjoy the full benefits of the Basic Conditions of Employment; Labour Relations; the Occupational Health and Safety and other Acts; Lack of government capacity to enforce legislation e.g. too few labour inspectors. Lack of enforcement of minimum wages; Deductions from wages; and Long hours.

4. Employment Conditions continued: Difficulties in organising farm workers; and Hostility of farmers towards unions.

5. Access to Government and other services: Lack of access of farm workers and dwellers to: Housing, land and housing tenure; Basic services; Healthcare; Decent pensions; Transport, towns and shops; Schooling and training; and Police, safety and security.

6. Access to Government and other services continued: Lack of access to Land reform projects; Insufficient support for new farmers; and Limited capacity of key government departments in remote rural areas.

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