A former workers’ official speaking to the Daily News has said compensation will only come after farmers pay farm workers outstanding debts. According to Raymond Sixpence, it was agreed according to item s16 of 2002 that farmers were supposed to pay their workers who lost their jobs first before the government can pay them for any structural developments they made on their farms.
According to Mr. Sixpence The Progressive Agriculture And Allied Industries Workers Union secretary general, The farmers had agreed to pay 3 months salary plus 2 months salary for every year a worker was employed apart from gratuity and leave days. The farmers have been told, that no compensation will be paid before they have settled their outstanding labor debts. However, the farmers have said they can only pay after they have been compensated.
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