SOUTH AFRICA: Textile workers join in Cosatu strike
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.
Help test our new apparel sourcing tool.
South Africa and China have entered into a textile and clothing agreement to limit the flood of Chinese imports into Africa’s biggest clothing manufacturing centre. But will China’s commitment to curb...
Faced with Asian competition following the global elimination of quotas, a number of Sub-Saharan African textile and clothing firms are trying to stay afloat by investing in new factories....
- No US rush to Myanmar despite end to sanctions
- Using worker surveys to drive supply chain change
- Where does VF supply chain sit in growth strategy?
- Investment continues in Ethiopia clothing sector
- Rana Plaza four years on – Timeline of change
- Driving ban intensifies Myanmar logistics hurdles
- Amazon wins on-demand apparel manufacturing patent
- Trump bolsters "buy American" with executive order
- Start-ups chosen to re-think fashion industry
- Inditex, Adidas and Patagonia top ethical report
- Global market review of denim and jeanswear – forecasts to 2022
- When Things Go Wrong - A Practical Guide to Managing Common Problems in Apparel Sourcing
- Myanmar - ISA Country Report
- Southeast Asia strategic sourcing review – a focus on Cambodia, Vietnam and Myanmar
- Clothing Market in the Top 5 American Countries to 2021 - Market Size, Development, and Forecasts