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Monday, 03 September 2012 16:22


The Southern African Clothing & Textile Workers Union’s (SACTWU’s) national wage strike ballot in the clothing sector has covered 23 017 workers employed in 199 factories, as at 14h00 on Friday 31 August 2012, after four days of balloting. The ballot started last Tuesday, in most parts of the country. The ballot is being voluntarily conducted to gauge members’ support for legal strike action, after the trade union had declared a national dispute with clothing sector employers.

SACTWU’s Northern Natal Branch in KZN has last Friday  become the first out of the union’s 30 branches to complete its ballot. Workers in 25 factories were balloted in this branch. The ballots for this union branch have been counted and the results certified today, Monday 3rd September.  We now release the results as follows:

Total number of votes cast in the strike ballot:                   2712
Total number of Yes votes:                                              2509
Total number of No votes:                                                 175
Total number of Spoilt votes:                                              28
% YES votes:                                                                  93%
% NO votes:                                                                     6%
% Spoilt votes:                                                                  1%

A copy of the Counting Officer’s  summary certification letter can be found HERE

Issued by

Andre Kriel
General Secretary

If further information is required about the ballot, kindly contact Chris Gina, the union’s National Organising Secretary, on 082 9409456 or Dennis Maluleka, SACTWU’s KZN Regional Secretary, on 0833785435, or email queries to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it