4 September 1991: National Sactwu Human Chain
4 September 1932: General Clothing strike in Transvaal.
5 September 1990: 1000 Da Gama workers march through East London, to force their company to recognise SACTWU.
10-12 September 1993: Connie September, Sactwu treasurer, is elected as the first woman vice-president of Cosatu.
16-17 September 1989: SACTWU is born through the merger of ACTWUSA and GAWU.
18 September 1976: Da Gama Textiles recognises SACTWU after a four-year battle.
19 September 1992: 300 Sactwu members occupy Woolworths, a clothing shop in Cape Town, in solidarity with workers dismissed by Woolworths supplier factories for taking part in a union march.
29 September 1976: 3000 workers at Da Gama’s King Williamstown plant go on strike.
September 1973: The National Union of Textile Workers is born at a meeting in Pinetown.
September 1975: Workers at the Carpet Manufacturing Co. in Jacobs go on strike over the dismissal of a shop steward.
8 September 1999: Over 100 000 Sactwu members nationally participate in protest action in defense of jobs. In Cape Town, more than 30 000 workers march in the biggest ever union march on parliament.
16-18 September 1999: SACTWU's 7th National Congress in Cape Town – celebrating its 10th anniversary. The theme of the congress was "Ten years in defense of worker rights and advancement."
18-21 September 2000: Cosatu 7th National Congress rejected new proposed labour amendments, adopted a resolution to embark on rolling mass action in support of the resolution. A highlight of the Congress was the first ever Cosatu awards evening. Sactwu president, Amon Ntuli and Auntie Mary Williams, won the awards for longest serving president and shop steward within the federation.
September 2000: Sactwu's historic bilateral relationship with the NUTGTW of Nigeria is strengthened by a 3 month organiser exchange programme between the 2 unions.
7 September 2002: Negotiations for the establishment of a National Bargaining Council for the Textile Industry commence.
16-18 September 2002: Sactwu celebrates its 13th Anniversary.
16-18 September 2003: Cosatu holds its 8th National Congress in Midrand. The theme of the congress is “Consolidating working class power for quality jobs towards 2015”. Monica Ishmael, a Sactwu shop steward, receives an award for the longest serving Cosatu shop steward.