Scores of textile industry workers joined in a one-day strike against job losses and salary inequalities yesterday (18 May).

The strike was organised by the Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu), whose general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi claims salary inequalities are undermining the anti-apartheid struggle.

In addition, four out of ten South Africans can't find jobs, he said.

According to The Southern African Clothing and Textile Workers' Union, about 70% of workers joined in with the strike.