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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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The Norman Daniels Story   Norman Daniels Age: 87,   Ex-General Secretary of... **Latest Update** Winter School 2017 The COSATU-affiliated Southern African Clothing & Textile Workers’ Union (SACTWU) has kicked off its Matric Winter Schools Program, at the start of July. These... **Latest Update**
 
SACTWU settles 2017 Footwear Negotiations
Press Release: Immediate The COSATU-affiliated Southern African Clothing and Textile Workers’ Union (SACTWU) has settled its 2017 wage negotiations in the footwear sector. The agreement was finalised last Wednesday, under the...
SACTWU Kicks off Matric Winter School Program
Press Release: Immediate The COSATU-affiliated Southern African Clothing & Textile Workers’ Union (SACTWU) has kicked off its Matric Winter Schools Program, at the start of July. These schools are part of...
SACTWU settles general goods and handbags leather sector negotiations
PRESS RELEASE:  IMMEDIATE The Southern African Clothing & Textile Workers’ Union (SACTWU) has settled its 2017 wage negotiations for the General Goods & Handbags (GGH) leather sector. The settlement was negotiated under...
SACTWU Suspends Further Protests Against SARS Pending Outcomes of a Leadership Meeting
Media Release: Immediate This past Friday (10 March 2017), the Southern African Clothing and Textile Workers’ Union (SACTWU) marched to and protested at the Head Office of the South African...
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