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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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SACTWU declares wage dispute in general goods and handbags sub-sector
Media release: Immediate The COSATU-affiliated Southern African Clothing and Textile Workers’ Union (SACTWU) has declared a wage dispute in the General Goods and Handbags sector. General Goods and Handbags is a...
SACTWU declares dispute in manmade fibres sector
Media release: Immediate The COSATU-affiliated Southern African Clothing and Textile Workers’ Union (SACTWU) has declared a dispute with the Manufactured Fibres Subsector Textile Manufacturers Association.  SACTWU has declared a dispute because...
SACTWU settles wage negotiations in Woven and Crochet textile sector
Media release: Immediate The COSATU-affiliated Southern African Clothing and Textile Workers’ Union (SACTWU) has settled its 2016 wage negotiations for the Woven and Crochet Textile sector. Workers will receive a 10%...
Ebrahim Patel to address  the launch of Johnny Copelyn’s Book
PRESS ALERT: IMMEDIATE The Southern African Clothing and Textile Workers’ Union (SACTWU) and Picador Africa will launch Johnny Copelyn’s new book: Maverick Insider A struggle for union independence in a time...
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