The sugar cane cutters earn
"We have never had a salary increase and the
"We are supposed to cut about two stakes of sugar cane which measure five metres by two and it is a very hard job for a day," said the employee.
"This is oppression. It is modern day slavery. Imagine this is all we get after all this hard labour. It is too little," the worker said, wiping off sweat with the brow of his hand in the sweltering Chiredzi heat.
"Our unions also deduct earnings from the little we earn but do nothing to improve our welfare," said another worker.
"We are being hit hard by government legislation which stipulates that all those under agriculture should have a minimum wage of
"I have fought hard to represent all the sugar cane cutters so they can get twice the minimum wage, with free accommodation, free transport and medical cover," he said.
Repeated efforts to contact
"Your questions have been received, we will revert," she wrote.
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