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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 Submits 2019 Wage Demands
Media Release: Immediate The COSATU-affiliated Southern African Clothing & textile Workers’ Union (SACTWU) has submitted its 2019 wage demands to employers, for those sectors for which the union is negotiating...
Edcon Deal Secures 140,000 Jobs
Media Release: ImmediateThe COSATU-affiliated Southern African Clothing and Textile Workers’ Union (SACTWU) warmly welcomes the announcement by Edcon, one of the largest South African clothing retailers, that an agreement has...
Sactwu Concerned About 140 000 Job Loss Threat
PRESS RELEASE: IMMEDIATE The COSATU-affiliated Southern African Clothing & Textile Workers’ Union (SACTWU) is horrified that 140 000 jobs might be lost should the Edcon rescue funding crisis not be resolved...
Sactwu Condemns Fraudulent Activities Of Former Worker Health Project Ceo
Media Release: ImmediateThe COSATU-affiliated Southern African Clothing and Textile Workers’ Union (SACTWU) has taken note of recent media reports about the arrest and court appearances of Miss Colleen Khumalo and...
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...

Footwear Strike 2018

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