Jobs destruction in SA clothing industry

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The Department of Labour, the National Bargaining Council for the Clothing and Manufacturing Industry, and the Southern African Clothing and Textile Workers Union (Sactwu) are forcing factories to close shop in Newcastle, KwaZulu-Natal, through ‘compliance’ drives for minimum wages. This forces labour-intensive firms out of business and in the process jobs are lost, write Nicoli Nattrass and Jeremy Seekings.

 

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