Friday, May 14, 2010

Trade Unions Say Counterfeit 2010 Merchandise Hurts Local Workers

The Congress of South African Trade Unions is blasting counterfeit World Cup merchandise, arguing that it hurts local jobs.

"Since November 2009 alone, the SA Revenue Service has seized more than R88 million worth of fake goods at airports and harbours, with weekly reports of more seizures," Cosatu said in a statement.

"These fake imports threaten the jobs of people in factories in Durban, Cape Town and many other cities and towns."

Cosatu and the Fifa Organising Committee in South Africa have been working together to ensure that World Cup merchandise was produced locally to create job opportunities within the country.

SA jobs hurt by illegal World Cup goods
Independent Onlinr
May 14, 2010