SACTWU reaches 12.32% wage settlement for footwear workers Print
Tuesday, 24 June 2008 16:44

Press Release

The Southern African Clothing & Textile Workers' Union (SACTWU) has reached a 12.32% package labour cost increase settlement with footwear industry employers.

The agreement was reached under the auspices of the National Bargaining Council for the Leather Manufacturing Industry of South Africa.

The core cost components of the settlement is a 10.5% wage increase, 0.82% to convert Family Responsibility Leave from 3 days' unpaid to 3 days' paid leave per annum, and a 1% employer contribution to the footwear worker Supplementary Sick Fund benefit.

The new provisions come into effect on 1 July this year and the agreement is for a 12 month period there-after, where-after fresh negotiations for a new agreement will take place.

The agreement will be submitted to the Minister of Labour, for extension to non-party companies in the industry. There are about 10 000 footwear employees covered by the registered scope of the leather industry bargaining council.


Issued by

Andre Kriel


Deputy General Secretary