Community members and members
of the food and allied workers union will be marching through the Cape town CBD
The protest is against job
losses that will arise from the proposed closure of the Lucky Star, fishmeal
plant situated in Hout Bay Harbour.
The company has acknowledged
that it is increasingly experiencing pressure from a group of residents known as
“fresh air for Hout Bay” who have been complaining about the odour coming from
FAWU spokesperson Dominique
Martin reported that FAMWU will be handing over a memorandum to Mayor Patricia
de Lille as well as to the management of Oceana as they cannot accept job losses
in the already vulnerable fishing sector.
Almost 100 families will be
affected from the closure of the plant we are planning on fighting this tooth
and nail in order to stop any closure or job losses emanating from closure of
the plant Martin added.
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