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chickensBusiness Report writes that Rainbow Chicken Limited (RCL) on Thursday announced it was going to cut production at its Hammersdale facility by half in a move that would lead to job losses in the poultry industry.  

The chicken producer blamed the existing free trade agreement between SA and the EU for its troubles and said the company could be forced to cut more jobs if the situation did not improve.  It said this would take job losses in the poultry industry to nearly 3,000 in the next three months alone as producers battled with production costs.  The Food and Allied Workers Union (Fawu) has thrown its weight behind the local producers’ call to for a limit on poultry imports.  The union’s general secretary, Katishi Masemola on Thursday said they had already petitioned the departments of trade and industry and agriculture to ask for government intervention.  Fawu is planning more marches to EU offices and Parliament to protest the imports.

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