SOUTH Africa’s Clothing Industry Bargaining Council (CIBC) has discouraged locals from perpetrating attacks on foreign nationals.The sentiments came after an emergency meeting.
In a joint meeting with other industry workers unions comprising Southern African Clothing and Textile Workersrsquo Union (SACTWU) and constituted Apparel Manufacturers of South Africa (AMSA), CIBC appealed to end to xenophobic attacks saying it was impacting on their business.
CIBC Secretary General, Sicelo Nduna, said the attacks were criminal.
“Attacks on foreign nationals is a crime against humanity, a brutal attack on fundamental human rights. As an industry, we cannot sit in a Bargaining Council meeting and just ignore these sad developments which are now unfolding,rdquo Nduna said.
ldquo”As an industry, representing tens of thousands of clothing industry workers in over 1000 factories in all parts of South Africa, we condemn these attacks currently unfolding in our country,” added Nduna.
He called upon all workers and all employers in the clothing industry to clearly denounce what he termed “horrific development.”
The meeting follows similar events by the Congress of South African Trades Union (COSATU) and South African Communist Party (SACP)on Wednesday.
They condemned the rage of xenophobic attacks against foreign nationals as “barbaric”.
Source : CAJ News Agency