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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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John Zikhali Scholarship 2018... **Latest Update** The Norman Daniels Story   Norman Daniels Age: 87,   Ex-General Secretary of... **Latest Update**
SACTWU to protest against Zara and H&M
Press Alert: Immediate The Cosatu-Affliated Southern African Clothing & Textile Workers’ Union (SACTWU) will embark on a nationwide protest against H&M and Zara tomorrow (Saturday 4th November 2017). Over the last...
Eskom’s 19.9% tariff hike will destroy jobs
Press release: Immediate The COSATU affiliated-SA Clothing and Textile Workers’ Union (SACTWU) has made a submission at NERSA’s public hearings on Eskom’s tariff application for 2018/19, setting out why Eskom’s proposed...
Clothing, Textile, Footwear and Leather sectors to convene conference to find responses to SA's downgrade to junk status
PRESS RELEASE: IMMEDIATE Dear members of the press Please see attached press release: Clothing, Textile, Footwear and Leather Sectors to convene conference to find responses to SA’s downgrade to junk status.   Regards Nazmia Leite SACTWU Media 021...
SACTWU to strike against city of Cape Town
Media release:  Immediate   The COSATU-affiliated Southern African Clothing & Textile Workers’ Union (SACTWU) is due strike against the City of Cape Town, in early October this year.   This was decided yesterday, at...

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