Chicken imports: Government urged to buy poultry farms
Secretary-general Gwede Mantashe said the government must intervene to prevent the job losses being experienced in the poultry industry. He said the state would have to find new markets for poultry from those farms.
Retrenchments would affect KwaZulu-Natal more as poultry farms were major employers in the province.
Meanwhile, the Food and Allied Workers Union and its industry stakeholders marched to the EU embassy in Pretoria on Wednesday to seek immediate intervention in the local poultry job loss crisis.