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Vol 2 (AAC) No 10

Published 1st August 2009

Labouring the point

A new report by African trades unionists accuses Chinese companies of breaking regulations on minimum wages and working conditions

African trades unionists are stepping up their criticism of the Chinese companies in countries like Algeria, Nigeria and South Africa. In mid-August the Congress of South African Trade Unions called on President Jacob Zuma's government to impose additional tariffs on Chinese imports because the products are being made by 'exploited workers' and what it called the 'tsunami of cheap Chinese goods' was leading to the loss of jobs.

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