10 March, 2017
The South African Democratic Teachers' Union (SADTU) supports the march by the Southern African Clothing and Textile Workers' Union's (SACTWU) to the South African Revenue Service (SARS) offices in Pretoria on Friday, March 10, 2017
The march aims to raise awareness of the negative impact of illegal imports of clothing, textile, leather and footwear to the industry in South Africa.
As SADTU we fully agree with SACTWU that SARS should take responsibility for the effective enforcement of import duties and inspection of imported goods and customs. This laxity in the enforcement of import duties and inspections has led to the collapse of local industries, causing massive job losses.
The SADTU leadership will join the march tomorrow to pledge our solidarity, guided by the slogan of our Federation: "An injury to one is an injury to all". An injury to SACTWU is an injury to SADTU
ISSUED BY: SADTU Secretariat
Mugwena Maluleke: 082 783 2968
Deputy General Secretary,
Nkosana Dolopi: 082 709 5651
Media Officer, Nomusa Cembi: 082 719 5157