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Thursday, 13 September 2012 13:34


PRESS STATEMENT: IMMEDIATE


SACTWU has set itself a target to strike ballot 40 000 workers, over an 18 day period, in the South African  clothing industry. We have reached that target yesterday, after 12 days of balloting.  We are now likely to exceed our target, as balloting will still continue today  and tomorrow.

As at close of business yesterday, we have counted 37 872 votes, of which 83%  are in favour of strike action.  Counting is still proceeding and we expect to finalise it tomorrow (Friday)

We have convened shop stewards’ councils today to report the outcomes of the ballot and to get a final mandate on our next step.

We will strike at factories and against employer associations which do not agree to our final demands.

It is clear that the trade union WILL receive a solid mandate for strike action. It can now only be averted if employers agree to the trade union’s final demands. We sincerely hope they do. Our demands are very reasonable and affordable.

We intend to make a final announcement on Friday.

Andre Kriel
SACTWU
General Secretary