Home / Knowledge / News / Apparel/Garments / SACTWU hails decline in textile & leather job losses
SACTWU hails decline in textile & leather job losses
26
Feb '14
The COSATU-affiliated Southern African Clothing & Textile Workers’ Union (SACTWU) welcomes the significant slowdown in job losses in the domestic clothing, textile and leather sectors. 
 
A report tabled at the union’s National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting held last week, shows that the industry continues to stabilize. The union’s Job Loss Database (which tracks actual job losses in the industry and correlates it with STATS SA information) shows that the extent of job losses in the industry has continued to decline over the last four years. 
 
For example, for 2010, a total of 10 119 actual job losses were recorded. This dropped significantly by almost half to 5 338 jobs lost in the subsequent year (2011), further to 5 330 in 2012 and much sharper to 3 416 last year.
 
This means that, for the 12-month period from January to December 2010 compared with the same 12 month period for 2013, the rate of job losses in the industry has declined by a whopping 66%.
 
The union ascribes this to more decisive government support for the industry, as referred to by President Zuma in his 2014 State of the Nation address, coupled with the union’s aggressive “Save Jobs” campaign with its industrial, trade and procurement components.
 
This includes the conclusion of local procurement agreements with a number of entities, the latest of which was the one signed between SACTWU and the Cape Town International Jazz Festival two weeks ago.
 

Sactwu

Must ReadView All

Textiles | On 30th May 2017

CAI estimates 2016-17 cotton crop at 340.5 lakh bales

Cotton Association of India (CAI) has retained its earlier estimate...

Courtesy: World Bank/Claude Renault

Textiles | On 30th May 2017

India’s economic fundamentals remain strong: World Bank

India remains the fastest growing economy in the world – economic...

Courtesy: Dollar Industries

Apparel/Garments | On 30th May 2017

Dollar Industries registers Rs 906 cr turnover in FY17

Hosiery major Dollar Industries Limited registered a turnover of Rs...

Interviews View All

Karan Suratwala
Key Textile Accessories Private Limited

Chinese imports are destroying the supply chain

Divyesh Mashruwala
Akshar Industries

Surat dominates foiling, embossing and pleating

Darshan Mehta
Infinium Polychem

We are spending double digit figures on R&D

Marcel Alberts
Eurofibers

Coating at a fibre level is a practice not usually seen in the...

Iago Castro Asensio
RCfil Distribuciones S.L.

Iago Castro Asensio, International Business Manager of RCfil...

Mohammad Hassan
Biax Fiberfilm

About one in every 20 patients picks up an infection while hospitalised....

Sanjukta Dutta
Sanjukta's Studio

<b>Sanjukta Dutta</b> creates unique garments by clubbing prints of...

Judy Frater
Somaiya Kala Vidya

Among the many honours showered on Frater, including Fulbright and Ford...

Pranav Mishra
Huemn

Designers Pranav Mishra and Shyma Shetty’s Huemn is known for its...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

news category


Related Categories:
May 2017

May 2017

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

SUBSCRIBE


Browse Our Archives

GO


E-News Insight
Subscribe Today and Get the
Latest News Update in Your Mail Box.
Advanced Search