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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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The COSATU-affiliated Southern African Clothing & Textile Workers’ Union (SACTWU) will commence a series of Matric Winter Schools in July 2016. These schools are part of the union’s... **Latest Update**
 
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...
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...
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