The Southern African Clothing and Textile Workers’ Union (SACTWU) has settled its 2018 wage negotiations for the Woven and Crochet Textile sub-sector.
Our members in this sub-sector, of the textile industry, will receive an 8% wage increase, plus improvements in family responsibility leave provisions. In addition, the short time notice and consultation period has been extended from 2 hours’ to 48 hours’ notice. This will make it more difficult for employers to “willy-nilly” place workers on short-time. Approximately 2000 workers from 35 factories, nationally, will benefit from this increase.
Wage negotiations were concluded under the auspices of the National Textile Bargaining Council, with our employer counterparts represented, by the Narrow Fabric Manufacturers’ Association.
Increases will be back dated to 1st July 2018 for all those SACTWU members who have not yet received their increases. The agreement applies nationally.
SACTWU is an affiliate of COSATU.
If further comment is required kindly contact SACTWU’s National Woven and Crochet Sector National Negotiator Angela Booysen on 082 343 1888