South African wine workers abused

South African wine workers abused

Cape Town : South Africa | Aug 23, 2011 at 7:59 AM PDT
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The EU is South Africa's largest trading partner accounting for 26 percent of South Africa's total trade.

The renowned South African wines are produced in working conditions of abuse, a report of the human rights organization Human Rights Watch (WRH).

Many workers in the vineyards and fruit farms operating in that country are exposed to pesticides and are prohibited from forming unions. The report also notes lean housing conditions.

HRW says that the wages of these workers are among the lowest in South Africa, despite working for an industry that contributes billions of dollars into the economy of the nation.

Sector authorities described the report as unfair, but said they would investigate the claims.

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The Human Rights Watch report said farmworker wages were among the lowest in South Africa
The Human Rights Watch report said farmworker wages were among the lowest in South Africa
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