A living wage
On Tuesday morning I drove past the Kolniks Linen factory - one of the few textile industries still active in Cape Town and saw this protest outside
One woman had a sign stating that they were getting only R800 per week. Another had a sign saying “Don’t keep giving us food parcels, give us a living wage so that we can buy food”
R800 a week take home. The workers are likely to be the only ones in formal regular employment in their household. What kind of food do you access on that income? Food parcels are no response to structural inequality of this kind.
Oh, and I was on the way to take the dog to hydrotherapy.
- foodramblings posted this
University of Cape Town