Parliamentarians betray farm workers

Black First Land First (BLF) believes that the salary discrepancies between what Members of Parliament (MPs) earn and what they legislate the minimum wages of workers to be, is evil. An MP earns just over a million rand a year. This excludes perks such as free housing, free transport and plenty of free food in parliament.

While parliamentarians have just had their respective over a million rand salaries adjusted upwardly, they had no qualms about pegging the minimum wages of farm workers at R2800 a month. The moral outrage of this lies in the fact that the price of bread and other basic needs does not recognize this disjuncture in salaries.

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