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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 settles 2018 wage negotiations in the Blanket Sector
Media Statement: Immediate The Southern African Clothing and Textile Workers’ Union (SACTWU) has settled its 2018 wage negotiations in the Blanket Textile Sector. The agreement was reached under the auspices...
SACTWU to coduct strike settlement ballot
Media release: ImmediateThe Southern African Clothing & Textile Workers’ Union (SACTWU) is to conduct a strike settlement ballot amongst our footwear sector members, this coming week. This follows formal written receipt...
SACTWU suspends 4 and a half week footwear sector wage strike
Media Release: ImmediateThe Southern African Clothing & Textile Workers’ Union (SACTWU) has voluntarily suspended its 4 and a half week national wage strike in the footwear sector. The decision was...
SACTWU settled its 2018 wage negotiations for the Woven and Crochet Textile sub-sector.
Press Release: Immediate The Southern African Clothing and Textile Workers’ Union (SACTWU) has settled its 2018 wage negotiations for the Woven and Crochet Textile sub-sector. Our members in this sub-sector, of the...
SACTWU declares wage dispute in clothing manufacturing sector
Press Release: Immediate The Southern African Clothing and Textile Workers’ Union (SACTWU) has declared a national wage dispute in the clothing sector. The dispute comes after the trade union and clothing...
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