Home / Knowledge / News / Apparel/Garments / Textile workers defy NBC's collective agreement
Textile workers defy NBC's collective agreement
26
Oct '10
Labour Minister Mr. Membathisi Mdladlana is aware of the problem of non-compliance of the collective agreement by many textile employers in KwaZulu-Natal and the Free State. National Bargaining Council came up with the collective agreement for the clothing manufacturing industry.

He informed that the issue of non-compliance in textile companies in KwaZulu-Natal had started several years back. And in order to ensure the compliance with the agreement, the council had recently conducted a campaign, which led to the issuance of notices to many companies in the Free State, Newcastle and in KwaZulu-Natal.

The issue is about offering lower wages, to the labourers, than the minimum wages mentioned in the collective agreement and non-payment of contributions and taxes to social benefit funds as well as to the bargaining council. It does not involve unjust labour practices mentioned in section 186(2) of the Labour Relations Act, informed the Labour Minister.

Further he said that a solution needs to be worked out on such a complex issue of non-compliance of the agreement by the employers of that sector, which witnessed a number of job losses due to factory closures, retrenchments and liquidation.

Most of the job losses are the results of international competition and garment imports from countries like China, he added.

Fibre2fashion News Desk-India

Must ReadView All

Neelesh Hundekari speaking at the event. Courtesy: Subir Ghosh

Textiles | On 27th May 2017

Fabric of Change initiative announces €250000 scaling fund

The Fabric of Change initiative of Ashoka and the C&A Foundation is...

Pakistan's Finance Minister Mohammad Ishaq Dar presenting Budget 2017-18 in National Assembly in Islamabad on May 26. Courtesy: PID, Pakistan

Textiles | On 27th May 2017

Pakistan Budget 2017-18 proposes 4 new measures

To support the textile sector in Pakistan, finance minister Mohammad...

Textiles | On 27th May 2017

Indian exports can touch $325 bn in 2017-18: FIEO

Indian exports are on upward trend in last few months as the country...

Interviews View All

Binoy Ravjani
Hero's Fashion

‘One of the recent trends in hand block printing is the indigo process,...

Varinder Singh Jawanda
Trendy Bharat

Sizing and fitting issues are inherent problems for companies expanding...

Sonia Agarwal
Whitenife

‘The terms eco-friendly and organic are common but everyone perceives them ...

Kerem Durdag
Biovation II LLC

Kerem Durdag, CEO, Biovation II LLC, provides an insight into future...

Silke Brand-Kirsch
Schlegel und Partner

Silke Brand-Kirsch, executive partner of Schlegel und Partner, a leading...

Mark Paterson
Technical Absorbents Ltd

Mark Paterson, R&D manager of Technical Absorbents Ltd talks about Super...

Sanjukta Dutta
Sanjukta's Studio

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

Madhu Jain
Madhu Jain

She grew up in the walled city of Old Delhi, completed her studies, and...

Robert Brunner
Devereux

Golfwear and menswear brand Devereux is set for greener pastures. Robert...

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