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- Farm/Production Manager; Berlin (m/w/d)
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Top 5 -yesterday
- “I don’t know how blueberry farmers are going to survive”
- Shelf-life extension technology reduces brown stems in grapes
- Avocados Australia looks at export markets as growers brace for another oversupply situation
- "The recent price of Chilean cherries is lower than the same period last year"
- Israel’s 2022-2023 citrus season estimated to be lower and challenging
Top 5 -last week
- Growing potatoes 'in thin air' could increase profits up to 20 percent
- More early South African grapes kept locally
- Early stonefruit, perhaps early grapes as well
- “You don’t only have to be knowledgeable about the crop, but you also have to know how to work with others"
- Dutoit opens new Cherry Time™ packhouse with a ‘cherrific’ crop
Top 5 -last month
More labour strikes in South African fruit industry
Last week a strike involving 2,000 banana workers at organic producer Umbhaba Banana Estates Farms, took place. During September and October there was also a strike at Ceres Fruit Growers which was finally resolved 13 October.
"FAWU members in the Western Cape are demanding a 9.5% wage increase while the company is offering an 8.25% increment. Our members are also aggrieved over the huge wage gaps between workers in the Western Cape as opposed to those working at Langkloof in Humansdorp, Eastern Cape," according to a statement from FAWU.
"Our members in the Western cape earn about R 1200 per week while those at Langkloof Cape earn the same amount in a fortnight. We see this as pure and utter discrimination. In order to reduce the wage gap, employees in Humansdorp are asking for a 10.5% wage increase. It is totally unfair to our members who work for the same employer performing the same job."
FAWU members are also on strike over the company's proposal to grant new employees a pathetic 2% contribution towards the provident fund while permanent union members are already at 5 % with the employer contributing the other 5%.
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