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ehrenreichBDLive reports that Cosatu in the Western Cape has called for Indian workers employed in the docks of Cape Town to be "sent out of SA” as South Africans can do the jobs.  

In a controversial statement, the labour federation’s provincial secretary Tony Ehrenreich said on Thursday the union was concerned that many workers "are being imported from India to do work in the docks of Cape Town".  Ehrenreich said the federation was not being xenophobic, "but we are defending our jobs and our livelihoods in SA."  He indicated Cosatu would march on the docks later this month and "stop the jobs from continuing until SA workers are employed."

  • Read this report by Bekezela Phakathi in full at BDLive
  • Read Cosatu’s press statement at Cosatu Today

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