THEME: Precarious and Informal Work
TITLE: Going for Broke: A case study of Labour Brokerage on Fruit Farms in Grabouw
PUBLISHED BY: Centre for Rural Legal Studies, Stellenbosch, 2008
WHO IS THIS FOR? Labour educators, labour NGOs and labour activists.
This publication is the result of research carried out amongst seasonal workers, labour brokers and employers (from the apple-growing area of Grabouw in South Africa) and a wide range of civil society organisations, trade union officials and government departments. It focuses on the high levels of labour rights violations experienced by farm workers who are contracted through labour brokers. The aim was to develop a greater understanding of the experiences of farm workers in relation to labour brokers, and to identify legislative shortcomings with regard to protecting the rights of this vulnerable category of agricultural workers.