Johannesburg - The Food and Allied Workers Union (Fawu) on Wednesday vowed to proceed with rolling mass protest action against the imminent “Sugar Tax” and the so-called dumping of chicken from the European Union (EU).
The government has announced plans to introduce a one percent tax on sugar-sweetened beverages from next year in a bid to curb lifestyle and non-communicable diseases.
However, Fawu said its own research had shown that there would be job losses emanating from “sugar tax” and that there was no evidence to suggest that those lost jobs would be created elsewhere in the industry.
Fawu, which this week marched to National Treasury offices in Pretoria where members handed in their memorandum of their concerns about the sugar tax, said two more marches would be held on Wednesday in Cape Town and Durban respectively.
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