SACP Statement in support of China deal Print
Tuesday, 08 September 2009 13:44

 

PRESS RELEASE

 

The South African Communist Party (SACP) supports COSATU, FEDUSA and NACTU in their support for the clothing and textile deal between our government and the People's Republic of China deal.

Thousands of jobs have been lost in the clothing, textile and leather industry mainly because the unregulated imports from China and other countries. It is our view that the imports of clothing in our country has always been done at the expense of our own domestic clothing industry.

As the SACP we call on the bosses of the clothing industry in our country to stop their attitude of wanting to sacrifice our own industry and jobs by importing more than 60% of their products from foreign countries.

The regulations or quotas as proposed by government will go a long way into protecting existing jobs and creating new ones, as well as improve this industry. We also support the government's warning to clothing and textile industry bosses not to abuse these regulations and further exploit consumers.