By  on June 24, 2011

JOHANNESBURG — As clothing factories all over the country are shut down for noncompliance with new minimum wage directives imposed by the South African Department of Labor and the National Bargaining Council for the Clothing Industry, employers are fighting back with a lawsuit of their own.

On Thursday, five factory owners, under the banner of the Newcastle Chinese Chamber of Commerce, filed an application with the Cape Town High Court against South Africa Minister of Labor Mildred Oliphant and the National Bargaining Council, alleging that the closures were illegal and unfair.

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