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WIETA NEWSLETTER MAY 2016


WIETA Newsletter May 2016
WIETA Nuusbrief Mei 2016



WIETA Newsletter Quarter 4 / WIETA Nuusbrief Kwartaal 4


WIETA and SIZA have both completed the GSCP process and have used the GSCP platform to compare the documentation – ethical codes and audit process and methodology – of the two organisations read more



WIETA NUUSBRIEF KWARTAAL 3 | Julie 2015


Sluit by WIETA, handelsbesoekers en joernaliste van regoor die węreld aan by vanjaar se Cape Wine en gebruik hierdie ideale geleentheid om van nader kennis te maak met Suid-Afrika se voorste wyne en wynmakers by Cape Wine 2015. read more



WIETA NEWSLETTER QUARTER 3 | JULY 2015


Come and join WIETA, trade visitors and journalists from around the world at this years’ Cape Wine and take advantage of the ideal opportunity to get up close and personal with South Africa’s wines and winemakers at this year’s Cape Wine. read more



STRIVING TOWARD PAYMENT OF A LIVING WAGE – IMPLICATIONS FOR CELLARS FALLING UNDER THE PROVISIONS OF THE BASIC CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT ACT


Over the last year many cellars have come to dispute WIETA auditor findings in audits around the issue of a minimum wage paid to temporary and contract workers employed by the cellar or by temporary employment services providing temporary labour to a cellar. read more



FARMWORKERS MINIMUM WAGE INCREASED BY 7,7 PERCENT FROM 1 MARCH 2015


The Labour Minister, Mildred Oliphant, has announced an upward adjustment to the minimum wage of farmworkers with effect from 1 March 2015. read more



WIETA NEWSLETTER


W IETA has benchmarked its Ethical and audit and process methodolo-gy with the Global Social Compli-ance Programme’s (GSCP) Refer-ence tools through the Equivalence process. read more



WIETA NUUSBRIEF


W IETA het sy Etiese Kode en Oudit-proses & -metodologie met die Global Social Compliance Program (GSCP) se Verwysingsinstrumente deur die ekwivalensie proses vergelyk. read more



A PRACTICAL GUIDE FOR THE WINE INDUSTRY


The definition of a temporary employment service has changed slightly and is “any person who, for reward, procures for or provides to a client (e.g. farm) other persons who perform work for the client and who are remunerated by the temporary employment service.” read more



'N PRAKTIESE HANDLEIDING VIR DIE WYNBEDRYF


Die omskrywing van ’n tydelikeindiensnemingsdiens het effens verander, naamlik “enige persoon wat teen vergoeding vir ’n kliënt (bv. ’n plaas) ander persone werf of voorsien wat werk vir die kliënt verrig en deur die tydelike-indiensnemingsdiens vergoed word.” read more



WIETA NEWSLETTER


This year has seen a steady growth with most of the cellars assisting their producers to adopt ethical codes and good labour practices. read more



WIETA Nuusbrief November 2014


Dit was ’n jaar van bestendige groei, met die meeste kelders wat hul pro-dusente bygestaan het om etiese kodes en goeie arbeidspraktyke te aanvaar. read more



WIETA MEMBERSHIP DOUBLES IN A YEAR


The Wine & Agricultural Trade Association (WIETA) has more than doubled its membership over the past year, as local producers continue to seek accreditation for fair labour practices on their farms and in their cellars. read more



ON THE ISSUE OF WIETA RECOGNITION OF OTHER AUDITS


WIETA has undertaken to conditionally recognise mixed farms that undergo audits by audit bodies. read more



WIETA CONDEMNS UNFAIR PRACTICES AND CALLS FOR DIALOGUE


The Agricultural Ethical Trade Initiative of South Africa (trading as WIETA) has condemned in the strongest possible terms any unfair treatment and illegal labour practices occurring at some farms within the agricultural sector. read more



WIETA / SIZA CO-OPERATION ON RECOGNITION OF AUDITS


Communication to Fruit and Wine Industry Members read more



SWEDISH RESPONSE WOSA JULY 2013


The Dagens Nyheter (DN) report of July 18, on "terrible" working conditions on South African wine farms does not reflect the very encouraging progress made in promoting ethical and fair labour practices to date. read more



VINPRO HERVAT WIETA-ONDERSTEUNING


Die VinPro-direksie het besluit om Wieta (Wine Industry Ethical Trade Association) opnuut te ondersteun as ’n voertuig vir etiese handel-akkreditasie in die wynbedryf, en het sy moratorium op ’n subsidie van R2 500 per produsent of kelder wat volle Wieta-akkreditasie behaal, op te hef. read more



VINPRO RESUMES WIETA SUPPORT


The VinPro board has decided to renew its support for Wieta (Wine Industry Ethical Trade Association) as a vehicle for ethical trade accreditation in the wine industry, and lifted its moratorium on a subsidy of R2 500 per producer or cellar obtaining full Wieta accreditation. read more



WYNBEDRYFINLIGTING


Binnelandse verkope van natuurlike wyn het vir die tydperk Maart 2012 tot Februarie 2013 met 1.6% gestyg. Die uitvoer van natuurlike wyn in grootmaat en verpak het vir die tydperk April 2012 tot Maart 2013 onderskeidelik met 48.6% gestyg en met 8.3% gedaal; algeheel ’n styging van 21.2%. read more



WINE INDUSTRY INFORMATION


Domestic natural wine sales increased by 1.6% for the period March 2012 to February 2013. Exports of natural wine in bulk increased with 48.6% and exports of packaged natural wine decreased with 8.3% for the period April 2012 to March 2013; overall an increase of 21.2%. read more



SA WINE INDUSTRY'S PLANNED ETHICAL SEAL, ARGUABLY A WORLD-FIRST


Labour and producers in South Africa's wine industry are united in their backing of a programme to fast-track the implementation of fair labour practices on wine farms and in cellars. read more



WIETA MARCH NEWSFLASH


Latest site accreditations announced. read more



FRUIT PRODUCERS URGED TO RECONSIDER MOVE TO CREATE SEPARATE ETHICAL PROGRAMME


Labour unions have expressed their regret that the fruit industry has chosen to launch its own sector-specific ethical monitoring programme, when a multi-sectoral platform for the wine and fruit industries already exists for this purpose. read more



WOSA QUESTIONS BIAS OF HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH REPORT ON WINE FARMING


Su Birch, CEO of Wines of South Africa (WOSA), has challenged the Human Rights Watch report entitled Ripe with Abuse: Human Rights Conditions in South Africa's Fruit and Wine Industries. read more




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