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China's BRICKS "Socialism" With Chinese Characteristics & South African Workers
On the tenth anniversary of BRICKS, South African trade unionists from NUMSA talk about BRICKS and the exploitation of South African workers by Chinese capitalists.
On the tenth anniversary of BRICKS, South African workers from the National Union Of Metal Workers of South Africa NUMSA talk about the role of BRICKS and the importation of Chinese workers into South Africa. South Africa has an unemployment rate of 40% and poverty rate of 60%.
NUMSA General Secretary Jim Irvin discusse the role of BRICKS in South Africa and the effect on the members of his union which is the largest in South African and Africa as a whole.
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An Injury To One Is An Injury To All is the position of the NUMSA.
With 40% unemployment China is importing steel to South Africa to build their auto plant. They also are brining in Chinese workers on BRICK projects rather than using South African workers.
South Africa is a key partner of the Chinese BRICKS development plans
There is growing anger in South Africa that with massive unemployment Chinese capitalists are bringing in Chinese workers rather than using South African workers.