The COSATU-affiliated Southern African Clothing and Textile Workers’ Union (SACTWU) has settled its 2021/2022 wage negotiations in the non-woven textile sub-sector.

This new collective agreement was concluded under the auspices of the National Textile Bargaining Council with employers represented by the National Textile Manufacturers’ Association. (NTMA).

This agreement is backdated to 1st July 2021, and is effective for a 12 month period until 30th June 2022. Our members in this sector will receive an increase of 5.5%, with effect from 1 July 2021.

The agreement also includes and improvement in a long service award, which increases from R1.00 per week for each year of continuous service to R1.50 per week for each completed year of continuous service. This also came into effect from 1st July 2021.

We have also reached agreement with our employer counterparts that all shop stewards of the trade union shall be granted reasonable access to Information & Communication Technology (ICT) facilities in the workplace for their trade union communication activities. This, we hope, will make it better for them to execute their trade union duties more effectively under COVID-19 conditions.

Issued by

Andre Kriel

General Secretary


For further comment please contact SACTWU’s National Negotiator for this sector, Xolisile Guwa on cell number 060 655 5428.