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SACTWU settles Cotton Textile wage negotiations PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 15 July 2016 13:20

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The COSATU-affiliated Southern Africa Clothing & Textile Workers’ Union (SACTWU) has settled its 2016 wage negotiations for the Woven Cotton Textile Sector.

The agreement was reached under the auspices of the National Textile Bargaining Council (NTBC), with our employer counter parts represented by the South African Cotton & Textile Processing Employers’ Association (SACTPEA).

It is a 2-year agreement, backdated to 1st July 2016.

The agreement covers improvements in the prescribed minimum wages, retirement fund contributions, and bargaining council levies.|

Approximately 4630 workers employed in 70 woven cotton textile factories nationally will benefit from this agreement.

The agreement will now be submitted to the Minister of Labour, with a request for her to gazette and extend it to also cover all non-party employers in this sector.

The 8.25% package settlement increase will be retrospectively effective from 1st July this year. This above inflation settlement is a major step forward in SACTWU’s 2016 Living Wage Campaign.


Issued by
Andre Kriel
SACTWU
General Secretary
If further information is required, please contact SACTWU Deputy General Secretary Chris Gina on office number 0313011351 or cell number 082409456 or Themba Ngcobo, our Cotton Sector National Co-ordinator, on cell number 0835579976 or office number 0313011351