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SACTWU 13th National Congress

21-24th September 2016


This page has been setup as the official Sactwu 13th National Congress page and will contain all the news and daily updates on the September 2016 Congress



The National Congress is the highest policy- and decision making structure of the Southern African Clothing & Textile Workers’ Union (SACTWU).  The union’s constitution requires it to be held once every three years. Congress is an opportunity to review the work of the organisation, specifically progress with the implementation of its Programme of Action decisions adopted at the previous Congress held 3 years ago. It is also an opportunity renew the mandates on policy and leadership, for the period ahead. 


The last Congress was held in August 2013, at the Durban International Convention Centre. This year’s Congress will be the union’s 13th since its founding in 1989. The 13th Congress will be held under the theme “Defend the democracy, protect workers, build unity, fight corruption, grow jobs and strengthen service to members”. Approximately over 900 delegates, guests and staff members are expected to attend


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