Kirkwood remains tense as farmworkers go on strike

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Tensions are still high in the Kirkwood area of the Eastern Cape, where farmworkers are on strike. The town is quiet this morning because none of the local shops have opened for business.

Last week residents of the town joined the striking workers in March to deliver a memorandum to representatives of the local municipality, police and farm owners.

The farmworkers are demanding a wage increase from R23 per hour to R30 per hour. Residents are also demanding action against crime in the area.

VIDEO: Kirkwood Protest – Farmworkers call for wage increase from R23 to R30 an hour


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