The SA Human Rights Commission will be conducting an inspection of Oak Valley Estate after SAFTU filed a complaint against the farm.
A community protest to support the Oak Valley strikers has been met by police violence and threats from ‘Coloured’ workers.
Farmworkers in Grabouw led by CSAAWU have been on strike since Monday, 6 May.
Workers at Oak Valley Farm have been on strike since Monday. With support from the nearby Grabouw community, they aim to lead a shutdown of the town.
Farmworkers and their organisations organised a speak-out to highlight the new wave of evictions that is said to be linked to calls for expropriation of land without compensation.
Marxist sociologist and philosopher Michael Löwy says in order to fight capitalism effectively, there is a need for labour movements to build solidarity with other movements.