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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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Latest News

The 13th Congress of SACTWU took place from the 21-24th September 2016 in Cape Town, South Africa, under the theme “Defend the democracy, protect workers, build unity, fight corruption, grow jobs... **Latest Update**
SACTWU condemns recent attacks on the muslim community
Press Release: Immediate  The COSATU-affiliated Southern African Clothing and Textile Workers’ UNION (SACTWU) is appalled by the recent atrocious attacks on our Muslim community. We condemn statements made about burning down...
Spring Queen Parade 2016 14 November 2016
Spring Queen Parade 2016
MEDIA ALERT:  Spring Queen Parade   DATE OF PARADE: 14 November 2016   After an evening of glitz and glamour the winners of the SACTWU Spring Queen 2016 will now take to the streets...
SACTWU presents Spring Queen 2016
PRESS ALERT:  Press InviteSACTWU Spring Queen 2016 will take place on Saturday 12 November 2016, at the Athlone Stadium in Cape Town. This year the event will see 47 women...
SACTWU strike at Queenspark 24 October 2016
SACTWU strike at Queenspark
Press Release: Immediate The COSATU-affiliated Southern African Clothing & Textile Workers’ Union (SACTWU) has embarked on a protected (legal) wage strike action at Queenspark’s distribution outlet in Perth Road, in Wynberg...

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