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Significant slow down in rate of CTFL job losses
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Mar '11
There has been a significant slowdown in the rate of job losses in the clothing, textile, footwear and leather (CTFL) sector, the General Secretariat report tabled at last week's National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting of the COSATU-affiliated Southern African Clothing & Textile Workers' Union (SACTWU) shows. The SACTWU NEC was held from 16-18 March 2011 in Cape Town.

The report, based on actual job loss data collected and tracked on the union's job loss database, shows a 30.1% decrease in job losses in 2010 compared to 2009.

In 2010, a total of 10143 job losses were recorded, compared to 14516 in 2009.

The union ascribes this slow down in the number of jobs lost to the following factors:

-the impact of the union's Save Jobs Campaign measures, including but not limited to CTFL tender alerts distributed to local manufacturers, local procurement promotion, local fashion promotion, union marketing of government support measures among shop stewards and factory owners, the increased duties instituted on imported apparel following a union application in this regard to International Trade Administration Commission (ITAC),

-visibly increased government support for the industry (such as through its various industry support measures and incentive schemes, enhanced efforts to combat customs fraud, etc);

-more strategic implementation of trade measures by government, including increased duties on certain clothing products as well as duty rebates on certain fabrics not available locally but used in the manufacture of clothing and hometextiles products,

-rising prices (including labour costs) in China.

The SACTWU NEC has welcomed this slow down in the rate of job losses but has called on the union structures to remain vigilant and to step up the various elements of its Save Jobs Campaign, under its 2010 National Congress theme: A New Growth Path for Decent Work in the Clothing, Textile, Footwear and Leather Industry.

Southern African Clothing & Textile Workers' Union (SACTWU)


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