Robertson Winery farm workers resolve wage strike

The Robertson Winery prolonged farm workers strike came to an end when the union representing the workers and the company finally reached an agreement.

Robertson Winery came under the spotlight in the Danish documentary, Bitter grapes: Slavery in the vineyards, which investigated the poor working conditions of farm workers in the wine industry.

After the documentary was aired Robertson Wines were boycotted and taken off the shelves in Denmark.

Denco Dube, regional organiser for commercial Stevedoring, Agricultural and Allied Workers Union says they have agreed on 8% increase across board or R500 hike, and it should be back dated to August 2016.

Dube says they've been assisting the workers with food parcels and stationery for school children during the strike.

The Department of Labour will look into allegations of racism and equality in the workplace, says Dube.

Listen below to hear more about the Robertson Winery farm workers strike:

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