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Outcome of a mass meeting of members

21 January 2013

The General Secretary of the Food and Allied Workers Union, Katishi Masemola, met the workersí leadership, farm shop stewards, at 14h00-16h30 and later in the evening, and he and his delegation then met farm workers at 18h20 in a mass meeting at De Doorns.

In his address, Katishi Masemola announced that the leadership of FAWU has decided to call off for its actual and aspiring members in all the farms it organizes and that as from Wednesday workers will start trickling back to their workplaces.

However, members and workers have asked FAWU to still pursue the Hex-Valley Table-Grapes Association (HTA) for direct talks for the entire sub-sector and for its members not to victimize workers for participating in the strike. Farm-by-farm talks will still continue with those willing farmers.

In this context we call on all willing workers to be allowed back to work and those who dwell on farms to be allowed back to their residences. In short, no worker should be dismissed and all dismissals should be nullified.

FAWU is awaiting a reply from the Chairperson of HTA, Mr Michael Laubscher, on the call for discussions with its leadership.

Meanwhile, we hope that the leadership of Bawsi and Allied Workers Union of SA (Bawusa) will support this call and that all workers or members of both unions and the entire community will embrace this call.

We call on police to maintain peace in the communities of De Doorns and avoid being heavyhanded in their policing activities.

Please call the General Secretary at 082 467 2509 or the Provincial Organizer, Sandile Keni, at 082 493 1230 for more information.

Katishi Masemola FAWU General Secretary

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