Robertson abattoir workers have their day in court

Advocate Anna-Maria De Vos speaks to her clients, former workers at Robertson Abattoir who claim that they were unlawfully dismissed in 2010, on the sidewalk outside the Cape Town Labour Court on Tuesday. Photo by Daneel Knoetze.

"The wheels of justice turn slowly if you are poor in this country," said Karel Swart, deputy general secretary of the Commercial, Stevedoring, Agricultural and Allied Workers’ Union (Csaawu) outside the court during a break in proceedings on Tuesday, addressing a contingent of workers who had tr