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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

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... **Latest Update** Letter of Appreciation from a SACTWU member: **Latest Update**
 
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...
SACTWU settles 2018 wage negotiations in wool & mohair sector
Media Release: ImmediateThe Southern African Clothing & Textile Workers’ Union (SACTWU) has settled its 2018 wage negotiations in the Wool & Mohair Processing textile sector.The agreement was reached under the...
SACTWU settles 2018 wage negotiations in non-woven sector
Media Release: ImmediateThe Southern African Clothing and Textile Workers’ Union (SACTWU) has settled its 2018 wage negotiations in the non-woven textile sub-sector.The agreement was reached under the auspices of the...
SACTWU settles 2018 clothing industry wage negotiations
Media Release: ImmediateWe refer to our media release dated 15 July 2018 (for ease of reference re-copied below) and provide the following update:The Southern African Clothing and Textile Workers’ Union...
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