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Cheap imports continue to put textile industry at risk
06
May '10
As imports of cheaper textile items continue to create an impact on the locally manufactured products, forcing job losses, Secretary General of the Zimbabwe Textile Worker's Union, Silas Kuveya, said that, steps were being taken to curb further job losses.

During 2007-09, about 5,000 workers lost their jobs due to imports of low-priced textile products into the country.

A campaign against importing sub-standard textile products has been launched by the union as one of the remedial measures. Also, it has negotiated with the Industry and International Trade Ministry, to check whether the products imported into the country are legal or not.

Just over 6,000 people are working in the textile industry, at present. But, these jobs are not safe, since, it is a double whammy for the country's textile industry as the pressure of cheaper imports continues to affect the textile industry and domestic manufacturers are working below 30 percent capacity, said Kuveya.

Moreover, textile industry workers are also facing payment issues, as the industry owners have refused to pay US $150, which is an agreed minimum wage.

As also, the domestic consumer-base requires textile products in bulk quantity, but yet it chooses low-priced product in spite of its less durability owing to their limited earnings, he added.

The industry is likely to see revival, but at a slow pace. Also, the jobs in the industry could be saved, but that too will take time.

Fibre2Fashion News Desk - India

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