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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
105 000 members as at the end of August 2017.

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 88%, 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, and associated sectors
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Latest News

John Zikhali Scholarship 2018... **Latest Update** The Norman Daniels Story   Norman Daniels Age: 87,   Ex-General Secretary of... **Latest Update**
How H&M and Zara have riled union Sactwu
Financialmail Article: How H&M and Zara have riled union SactwuUnion fears international outlets are selling to SA at low prices based on preferential EU import duties Author : Ann Crotty Link :...
Eskom tariff hike will speed up utility death spiral
Finance 24 Article - Eskom tariff hike will speed up utility death spiral - chamber Oct 31 2017 12:29 Carin Smith Link : https://www.fin24.com/Economy/Eskom/eskom-tariff-hike-will-speed-up-its-utility-death-spiral-chamber-20171031     ...
Foreign invaders shake up retail sector
  Financialmail Article: 12/11/2017   ...
SACTWU to protest against Zara and H&M
Press Alert: Immediate The Cosatu-Affliated Southern African Clothing & Textile Workers’ Union (SACTWU) will embark on a nationwide protest against H&M and Zara tomorrow (Saturday 4th November 2017). Over the last...

Winter School 2017

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Date: Wed Nov 22
National Executive Meeting


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