2016 S&V Newsletter No 17, May 3
S&V Footwear and Leather Goods / S&V African Leather
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Wage negotiations: ‘Some progress’
Durban (SA) – At the end of the first round of wage negotiations for the Footwear section last week, employers were offering a 6% increase across the board, “on condition that all peripheral demands be removed from the table”, according to Gerald Naidoo, general secretary of the National Bargaining Council of the Leather Industry of SA.
SABS laboratory: DTI to host stakeholder meeting
Pretoria (SA) – The Department of Trade & Industry (the dti) is to host a meeting on May 13 of stakeholders to discuss the industry’s requirements of the SA Bureau of Standards’ footwear and leather testing laboratory. SATRA has been invited by the dti to this industry forum which is expected to deal with SABS related challenges like:
Umbro launches sandal and lifestyle range for summer
Pool sandal and lifestyle trainer from the Umbro summer 2016 range.
Cape Town (SA) – Football brand Umbro has launched an ‘off-field’ range for summer featuring pool sandals, flip flops and sport and lifestyle trainers.
Durban (SA) – the SA Footwear & Leather Export Council (SAFLEC) will hold its AGM at July 13 at Coastlands Hotel, Umhlanga, at 15.00. Cocktails and dinner will follow. – [+27 (0)31 266 1472, firstname.lastname@example.org]
ABSA Agri Trends 12/04: Hides & skins prices
The average hide price traded higher over the past week at R14.21/kg green. Hide prices are determined by the average of RMAA and independent companies.
They Said It
"We have an expression – vis, vark en fxxx hoender. Those are my veggie options." - Rolfes Chemicals GM Leather Quintin Marais. He was reacting to the suggestion we might all have to eat less meat if prices escalate dramatically because of the drought.
"He didn’t give me notice – he sent me a What’s App message." - Sew Solutions member Rabin Nagesar on the resignation of a staff member.
Birthdays this week
02/05/1956: Dave Robertson, emigrated, formerly Bushy Marketing, Pinetown.
In Memoriam this week
05/05/2001: Raj Kallichurum (b. 23/02/1954), Shoe Component Supplies, KwaDukuza.
Trade Fair dates
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Next newsletter: May 9, 2016.