SACTWU members in General Goods and Handbags leather section receive a 7.25% wage increase

The COSATU-affiliated Southern African and Clothing Textile Workers’ Union (SACTWU) has settled its 2022/2023 wage negotiations in the General Goods and Handbags (GGH) leather section. GGH is a sub-sector of the leather industry.

This new collective agreement was successfully concluded under the auspices of the National Bargaining Council of the Leather Industry of South Africa, with employers represented by the Association of South African Manufacturers of Luggage, Handbags & General Goods.

Our members in this sector will receive a 7.25% wage increase, which will come into effect on the 1st of July this year.

This new collective agreement will be valid for a 12-month period from 1st July 2022 until the end of June 2023. The parties will enter into fresh wage negotiations early next year, for a new collective agreement to take effect from 1 July 2023.

Issued by

Andre Kriel

General Secretary


For further comment please contact SACTWU’s National Negotiator for our General Goods and Handbags sub-sector, Ms. Promise Mkize on cell number 082 298 5186/081 779 8820.