farmworkers are among the industries where sectoral determination is used because there is no collective bargaining.
I hear to address the issue of the sectoral determination exclusively for farm workers
A protected strike, according to The South African Labour Guide, is “a lawful strike that complies with the criteria of the Labour Relations Act of 1995.” A sectoral decision is law that governs the terms and circumstances of employment in a certain industry, and it establishes the minimum wage for that industry.
We are fighting for our Rights as farmworkers
A sectoral determination also governs payroll, pensions, and medical plans, as well as prohibiting or regulating piecework and establishing minimum living standards on an employer's facilities. Domestic workers, security guards, and farmworkers are among the industries where sectoral determination is used because there is no collective bargaining.
we are not going down until our demand are met by the department of labour and our employers
The Basic Conditions of Employment Act (No.75 of1997) was enacted to govern and implement fair labour practices. MembathisiMdlalana, the then-Minister of Labour, issued the first sectoral determination exclusively for farm workers in December
The sectoral determination for farm workers was cancelled and put on hold
Farm workers protested Sectoral Determination No.8 in 2006, and it was eventually replaced by Sectoral Determination No.13. The terms and conditions of a sectoral determination are reviewed and amended every three years for the next three years.
In March 2012, a sectoral determination for farm workers went into effect, with the sectoral determination set to be reviewed in 2015. The Department of Labour was under pressure when a farm worker strike spread across farms in the Western Cape in November 2012,fearing that the strike would spread nationally.
As a result, the March 2012 sectoral determination for farm workers was cancelled and put on hold, as the Department of Labour faced public scrutiny over the minimum wage for farm workers, as well as pressure from a variety of sources.