Cape Town - Eight people including a 57-year-old man were arrested for public violence after clashing with police at the worker's protest in Grabouw.
Police spokesperson FC Van Wyk said the eight includes one woman and seven males aged between 18 and 52.
In a statement released by the Commercial Stevedore Agricultural and Allied Workers Union (CSAAWU), general secretary Trevor Christians said their representative Karel Swart was among those arrested.
Christians said Swart was arrested shortly after addressing protesting farm workers and local community people, who came out to protest and had blockaded parts of the N2 highway.
On Monday, workers from Oak Valley Wine Estate demonstrated with placards, burning tyres and closed the N2 in both directions between Sir Lowry's Pass and Botrivier, demanding a R250 minimum daily wage, single quarter accommodation to be converted into family units, and all seasonal workers to be made permanent.