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Clothing sector sheds fewer jobs

Nov 14 2011 17:21 Sapa

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Johannesburg - There has been a significant slowdown in retrenchments in the clothing and textile industry, a trade union report showed.

A drop of more than 50% in retrenchments was recorded in the first nine months of 2011 compared to the same period last year, the SA Clothing and Textile Workers Union (Sactwu) said on Monday.

The report was tabled at the union's national executive committee meeting at the weekend.

"This slowdown is mainly attributed to the assistance... by government in the form of support measures to increase factories' competitiveness," general secretary Andre Kriel said in a statement.

"Sactwu's efforts to increase demand for local goods and to ensure the full implementation of the industry development strategy through its 'save jobs campaign' were also highlighted as a significant contributor."

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