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                                     Welcome to SACTWU

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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Latest News

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Sactwu's 2016 Jazz & All event sold out!
Press Release: Immediate SACTWU’S 2016 “JAZZ & ALL THAT FASHION” EVENT SOLD OUT!! Proving once again that there is a great appetite for local fashion flair, SACTWU’s annual “Fashion & All that...
SACTWU Welcomes Jobs Growth in Clothing, Textile, Footwear & Leather Sectors
16 December 2015 MEDIA RELEASE: IMMEDIATE   The COSATU-affiliated Southern African Clothing &Textile Workers’ Union (SACTWU) welcomes the increase in employment in the clothing, textile, footwear and leather (CTFL) manufacturing industry, as recorded...
 SACTWU displays number of Medical Male Circumcisions with Lappies
Media Alert: Immediate During World AIDS Month, we celebrate the sterling work that our trade union has contributed in the fight against HIV/AIDS. Over the last 12 months alone, SACTWU has...
SACTWU calls for Clothing Industry Audit of Implementation of Youth Accord Commitments
MEDIA RELEASE: IMMEDIATE The COSATU-affiliated Southern Africa Clothing & Textile Workers Union (SACTWU) has called for the clothing industry to develop a report on what has been done to implement the...

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