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The Southern African Clothing & Textile Workers’ Union (SACTWU) is the largest trade union in the clothing, textile, leather  and footwear industry in South Africa and globally, with just more than
105 000 members as at the end of August 2017.

Sactwu was founded in September 1989, the result of a merger between South Africa’s key garment, textile and leather sector trade unions.

We have a trade union density of just over 88%, in our core sectors. This allows Sactwu to represent its members more effectively.

We negotiate wages and terms of conditions of employment for the vast majority of workers in the clothing, textile, leather and footwear industry, and associated sectors
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Latest News

**Latest Update** The SA Clothing and Textile Workers’ Union (SACTWU) is dismayed that - as reported in media today - international brand Zara appears to have appropriated the designs of South African homegrown... **Latest Update**
 
SACTWU settles General Goods and Handbags leather sector wage negotiations
PRESS RELEASE: IMMEDIATE The Southern African Clothing & Textile Workers’ Union (SACTWU) has settled its 2018 wage negotiations for the General Goods & Handbags (GGH) leather sector. The settlement was negotiated under...
Post SACTWU Bargaining Conference update
Press Release: ImmediateThe COSATU-affiliated Southern African Clothing & Textile Workers’ Union (SACTWU) held a successful National Bargaining Conference this past weekend in Durban.  A total of 425 delegates representing over...
SACTWU to hold biennial National Bargaining Conference
IMMEDIATE: MEDIA INVITEThe COSATU-affiliated Southern African Clothing & Textile Workers’ Union (SACTWU) will convene it’s Biennial National Bargaining Conference over the next few days.A total of 425 delegates representing over...
SACTWU requests urgent meeting with Steinhoff
Press Release: ImmediateThe COSATU-affiliated, SA Clothing and Textile Workers’ Union (SACTWU), has taken note of the events currently unfolding within Steinhoff. We are deeply concerned about the implications of this...
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