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The Southern African Clothing & Textile Workers’ Union (SACTWU) is the largest trade union in the clothing, textile, leather  and footwear industry in South Africa and globally, with just more than 99 000 members as at the end of August 2015.

Sactwu was founded in September 1989, the result of a merger between South Africa’s key garment, textile and leather sector trade unions.

We have a trade union density of just over 85%, in our core sectors. This allows Sactwu to represent its members more effectively.

We negotiate wages and terms of conditions of employment for the vast majority of workers in the clothing, textile, leather and footwear industry 
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SACP General Secretary & Minister of Economic Development to address SACTWU National Congress tomorrow
MEDIA INVITE: IMMEDIATE RELEASEThe SACP General Secretary, Blade Nzimande , and Minister of Economic Development, Ebrahim Patel,  will address the SACTWU 13th National Congress tomorrow, at the following times:DATE:                    Thursday...
SACTWU settles its 2016 Clothing Industry wage negotiations
MEDIA RELEASE:  IMMEDIATE The COSATU-affiliated Southern African Clothing & Textile Workers’ Union (SACTWU) has settled its 2016 wage negotiations for the domestic clothing manufacturing industry. Negotiations commenced in April this year, and...
SACTWU settles Cotton Textile wage negotiations
MEDIA RELEASE: IMMEDIATEThe 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...
SACTWU Matric Winter Schools to commence on Monday
MEDIA RELEASE: IMMEDIATE The COSATU-affiliated Southern African Clothing & Textile Workers’ Union (SACTWU) will commence a series of Matric Winter Schools on Monday. These schools are part of the union’s...
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