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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
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

** The 2019 Bursary Application forms are now available for download at the following link : - 2019 Bursary From Downloads -   Apply now to avaid dissapointment!   **Latest Update** PE Footwear workers step up fight against pay - Article from the Herald - 11 July 2018   Cape Times article- Footwear Strike-10 July 2018     Business Report article- Footwear Strike -10... **Latest Update**
SACTWU to participate in COSATU call for action to stop abuse against women and children
Media alert:  Immediate COSATU has called for nation-wide action by its affiliates, against violence and abuse of women and children. It forms part of our federation’s campaign in support of...
SACTWU welcomes the imminent introduction of the National Minimum Wage
Media Release: ImmediateThe COSATU-affiliated Southern African Clothing and Textile Workers’ Union (SACTWU) enthusiastically welcomes the imminent signing of the National Minimum Wage Act today.The introduction of a National Minimum Wage...
SACTWU hosts succesfull 43rd annual Spring Queen fashion pageant
Press Release: Immediate   The COSATU-affiliated Southern African Clothing & Textile Workers’ Union (SACTWU) has successfully hosted the 43rd version of its popular Annual Spring Queen Fashion Pageant event last night, at...
SACTWU media statement on government economic stimulus package
Press Release: ImmediateThe COSATU-affiliated Southern African Clothing and Textile Workers’ Union (SACTWU) has taken note of the economic stimulus and recovery plan announced by President Cyril Ramaphosa earlier today.We welcome...
SACTWU says no to gender-based violence
Press Release: ImmediateThe Southern African Clothing and Textile Workers’  Union (SACTWU) ,Western Cape Province, will have a series of human chains today across the city. This is in aid of...

Footwear Strike 2018

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