Saturday, October 27, 2007

COSATU condemns cuts in abalone quotas

Henry Booysen
27 October 2007

The Congress of South African Trade Unions has expressed its concern with regard to the cuts in abalone quotas.

They believe that that the cuts are signs of disregard being shown by Environmental Affairs and Tourism Minister Marthinus van Schalkwyk to the fishing communities and vow to fight these cuts.

“We are concerned that the cuts will lead to job losses and the impoverishment of many fishing communities, we condemn the government’s action for doing this without proper consultation,” says COSATU spokesperson Tony Ehrenreich

An urgent crisis meeting will be held on Sunday the 28th October 2007 at COSATU offices in Community House.

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