ASUF Media Statement

Agri-sector Unity Forum (ASUF), as representative of all major agricultural unions, has noted the

statement of clarification by the Minister of Labour, Minister Mildred Oliphant, on the farm worker

sectoral determination, as well as noted with concern the responses by COSATU and FAWU. ASUF

again emphasizes its commitment to engage all relevant parties to address the labour unrest and

demands with the necessary urgency and responsibility, while working within the prescribed legal

and regulatory framework.

ASUF will furthermore advise and encourage the broader agriculture sector to continuously and

timeously participate in the prescribed processes as outlined by the Minister of Labour, as well as to

respect and honour these processes. ASUF urgently calls on all involved parties to desist from

inflammatory and provocative statements, and thus to cease the irresponsible incitement of farm

workers. It is only by constructive and sensible engagement, and not through violence and arson,

that the complex problems that do exist, can be solved. To download this article, click here.

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