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chickensEngineering News reports that nonprofit development organisations and the private sector met last week to discuss the plight of thousands of chicken industry workers who have been rendered jobless as a result of dumped chicken imports.  

During the FairPlay Social Support Summit, held on 2 August, a “Cry for Action” petition was finalised.  It will be sent to President Jacob Zuma and Trade and Industry Minister Dr Rob Davies.  The FairPlay movement is a new, principle-based global initiative whose sole interest is to make available international experts to help stop the proliferation of dumping worldwide.  “We set out to address the plight of the thousands of South Africans who have lost their jobs because of dumping.  Each job lost is a family in misery.  Most of them have no other means of support, and finding new work, especially in rural areas, is very difficult in a country with one of the highest unemployment rates in the world,” FairPlay founder François Baird said.

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