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SACTWU concludes R300 million wage agreement for clothing industry PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 11 June 2015 15:21


Press Release: Immediate

The COSATU-affiliated Southern African Clothing & Textile Workers’ Union (SACTWU), has resolved its 2015 clothing industry national wage increases with clothing employers.

The new wage rates were adopted by a normal Council meeting of the clothing industry bargaining council, earlier today. The meeting was held in Cape Town, at the Head Office of the bargaining council.

Approximately 85 000 clothing workers nationally will benefit from the agreement.

The increases will come into effect on 1 September 2015, which is the normal due date for annual wage increases in the industry. The increases emanate from a two year wage agreement signed with clothing employers in mid-September last year.

We are pleased to announce that SACTWU members in non-metro areas (such as Ladysmith, Isithebe, Despatch, South Coast, Botshabelo, Paarl, Caledon, QwaQwa, Babalegi, Newcastle etc.) will receive a 10% wage increase. Our members in the metro areas (Durban, Cape Town, Johannesburg, Port Elizabeth) will receive a 7.4% wage increase.

This wage agreement settlement means a substantial R309 million cash injection into the South African economy, over the 12 month period commencing 1st September this year.

Our trade union is now turning its attention to focus on the productivity and training challenge in the industry.

Issued by
SACTWU General Secretary
Andre Kriel

For  further information kindly contact our Deputy General Secretary and National Clothing Sector Co-ordinator Chris Gina on 0829409456 or office number 031 3011351