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Clothing sector suffers fewer job losses

Apr 20 2012 11:32
Sapa
Johannesburg - There has been a significant decrease in the number of jobs lost in the clothing, textile and leather sectors, the SA Clothing and Textile Workers' Union (Sactwu) said on Friday.

According to Statistics SA data, employment losses had decreased by 1.4% in 2011, the union said in a statement.

"This is significant, considering the massive job losses that the industry had experienced in previous years."

It said that in 2008, the industry lost almost 13 000 jobs and decreases had also been seen in each of the last three quarters.

Job losses in 2011 dropped significantly compared to 2010 and 2009.

In 2011, the union database recorded 48% less job losses than in 2010, and 55% lower than in 2009.

"The last two years have seen employment in the industry being more stable."

The union said the turnaround was mainly due to more solid support from government, especially since 2009, and the union's Save Jobs Campaign.
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