FACTORY HEALTH SCANDAL

BY RICHARD HURST, in Johannesburg
THE OWNERS of 20 textile factories in Newcastle, South Africa, have threatened to relocate to nearby Lesotho after being instructed to eliminate dangerous working conditions and pay the minimum wage by the country's department of labour.

All factories were found to have substandard safety conditions, but the confrontation came to a head when twins born to a worker at the Taiwanese Three Circle Garments factory died after she delivered them in the plant, which the owner had locked at night, preventing anyone from ...


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