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South Africa’s Garment Manufacturers, Unions Reach Agreement to Pay Workers Through Lockdown

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Some good news for South Africa’s garment workers at this bleak time: The South African Clothing and Textile Workers Union (SACTWU) says it has brokered a deal to guarantee six weeks of full pay for 80,000 manufacturing employees—just in time for the country’s three-week coronavirus shutdown. Enforcement of the stay-at-home lockdown went into effect on…

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