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                                     Welcome to SACTWU
 

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 99 000 members as at the end of August 2015.

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 85%, 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 
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The Norman Daniels Story   Norman Daniels Age: 87,   Ex-General Secretary of... **Latest Update** Winter School 2017 The COSATU-affiliated Southern African Clothing & Textile Workers’ Union (SACTWU) has kicked off its Matric Winter Schools Program, at the start of July. These... **Latest Update**
 
Clothing, Textile, Footwear and Leather sectors to convene conference to find responses to SA's downgrade to junk status
PRESS RELEASE: IMMEDIATE Dear members of the press Please see attached press release: Clothing, Textile, Footwear and Leather Sectors to convene conference to find responses to SA’s downgrade to junk status.   Regards Nazmia Leite SACTWU Media 021...
SACTWU to strike against city of Cape Town
Media release:  Immediate   The COSATU-affiliated Southern African Clothing & Textile Workers’ Union (SACTWU) is due strike against the City of Cape Town, in early October this year.   This was decided yesterday, at...
SACTWU settles 2017 Tanning Sector Negotiations
Press Release: Immediate The COSATU-affiliated Southern African Clothing & Textile Workers’ Union (SACTWU) has settled its 2017 wage negotiations for the leather tanning sector. This is a two year agreement that...
SACTWU welcomes the data inquiry
Press Release: Immediate The Southern African Clothing and Textile Workers’ Union SACTWU welcomes the planned investigation by Competition Commission into the country’s data costs. It has been brought to our attention that...
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