S&V Weekly Newsletter Vol.4 No.31, August 6, 2018
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The strike: 'Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold'
The strike over wages called by the National Union of Leather Workers (NULAW) and the SA Clothing and Textile Workers Union (SACTWU) in the footwear section of the National Bargaining Council has now been running for 4 weeks, the longest strike in the industry since the 1990s.
Dodo's acquires Franco Ceccato
From Ralph Dodo, Dodo's Shoes
New Germany (SA) – Equator Accessories has moved to 3 800 m² premises at Unit 8, Pine Industrial Park, 16 Pineside Road New Germany, after 10 years at the previous address in Pinetown.
Lanxess/Leather Systems SA change
Port Elizabeth (SA) – After several years spent with Lanxess, effective August 1, Björn Jönsson has joined its distributor in South Africa, Leather Systems SA (LSSA).
They Said It
"Please be advised Mark is only returning to the office tomorrow.
06/08/1953: Naren Pattundeen, Palm group, Durban.
In Memoriam this week
06/08/2012: Bob Johnsen (b. ?), footwear designer, Durban.
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ABSA Agri Trends 27/07: Hides & skins prices
The average hide price over the past week was R5.85/kg green. NB* Hide prices are determined by the average of the RMAA (Red Meat Abattoir Association) and independent companies. The average price for Dorper skins was R40.56, and for Merino skins was R96.83.
Trade Fair dates
For a list of local and international trade fairs covering footwear, leather goods, leather and PPE, visit our website: http://www.svmag.co.za/events.php
Pudney Leather Hats and Crafts (www.pudneyleatherhats.co.za) is looking for Agents.
In need of a boardroom?
SAFLEC, situated at 6 Stedman Mews, 128 Jan Hofmeyr Road, Westville, has a boardroom for hire.
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Next newsletter: August 13, 2018.