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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 85 000 members as at the end of February 2013. This allows Sactwu to represent members more effectively. We negotiate wages for the vast majority of workers in the clothing, textile and leather industry, and our agreements cover more than 100 000 workers.       Read More....


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2014 Clothing industry wage dispute resolved
Date:  15 September 2014 Media release: Immediate The COSATU affiliated Southern African Clothing & Textile Workers’ Union (SACTWU), has now finally resolved its 2014 clothing industry national wage dispute with clothing employers....
Media invite: clothing industry wage agreement to be signed tomorrow
DATE: 14 SEPTEMBER 2014 MEDIA ALERT: IMMEDIATE   This year’s clothing industry wage dispute has now finally been resolved, averting a possible national strike of 80 000 clothing workers.   The wage agreement is...
SACTWU to host National Leather Shop Stewards' Council
PRESS ALERT:     IMMEDIATE DATE: 10 SEPTEMBER 2014 The COSATU-affiliate the Southern African Clothing and Textile Workers’ Union (SACTWU) will this weekend host its Inaugural National Leather Shop Stewards Council. 100 Shop Stewards...
Violet Seboni Memorial Lecture by Ebrahim Patel, Minister of Economic Development
Date: 25 August 2014 Press Release: Immediate  The Southern African Clothing and Textile Workers’ Union (SACTWU), one of the COSATU-affiliates,  today held a Memorial Lecture in honour of our late Deputy President...

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