Feathers flew on Thursday as about 100 poultry workers belonging to the Food and Allied Workers Union (Fawu) staged a protest at the offices of the permanent European Union delegation in Pretoria. Fawu, in a memorandum signed by the union’s general secretary, Katishi Masemola, called for the EU to immediately cease dumping of chicken in South African markets. The union handed the memo to the EU representatives and in it, Fawu called for restrictions on EU poultry imports, which were allegedly responsible for bringing the domestic poultry industry to its knees. "They (Fawu) stated (orally) that they will bring their complaint to Parliament and will escalate the matter further until solutions are found," said the EU delegation in a statement on Friday. It was signed by Massimo De Luca, the head of trade and economics. "Today’s protest should be seen in the context of ongoing proceedings instituted in SA aiming at the imposition of safeguard duties on imports from the EU and the wider ...

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