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Fawu to march against closure of Fish Operations

Friday 11 September 2015 08:05

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Fawu says they intend handing over their memorandum to Cape Town Mayor, Patricia De Lille.(SABC)

The Food and Allied Workers Union (Fawu) will embark on a protest march in Cape Town, in a bid to halt the intended closure of the Lucky Star Fish Meal Operations in Hout Bay by the Oceana Group.

The company proposed the closure following complaints from Hout Bay residents about an unpleasant smell coming from the factory.

The group says it wants to relocate the company to St Helena Bay.

Fawu's national organiser, Zolani Mbanjwa, says they intend handing over their memorandum to Cape Town Mayor, Patricia De Lille.

"We strongly believe that the Lucky Star Operations can still operate in Hout Bay. There is no need for that company to move and operate in St Helena Bay. The Oceana Fish Sector has been operating since 1958, and it provides jobs to 98 workers and dependants. So we feel that it is unfair to expect these families must leave Hout Bay and stay in shacks in St Helena Bay," says Mbanjwa.

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