PRESS RELEASE: IMMEDIATE
CLOTHING UNION TO SEW QUILTS ON WORLD AIDS DAY –MEDIA INVITE
Over the last month, members of the Southern African Clothing & Textile Workers’ Union have been submitting panels of fabric with an HIV/AIDS awareness message to the union’s Worker Health Program. This is in addition to the lunch-time awareness meetings which the union has called for in all clothing, textile and leather factories tomorrow (see yesterday’s press release).
Tomorrow, on World Aids Day, these panels will be sewn together in quilts, whereafter it will be permanently displayed on the union’s various regional offices. This exercise has been done to explore new and innovative ways of bring across HIV/AIDS Awareness messages to workers in the industry.
These Sew-A-Thons will take place at the following factories and union offices tomorrow:
Zenzeleni Clothing Company
2nd Floor - James Bolton Hall
127 Magwaza Maphalala Street (previously Gale Street)
Tel: 031 3055930
9-15 Guy Gison Avenue
Tel: 011 4943470
Sactwu Worker Health Program,
Ground floor, Industria House,
350 Victoria Road, Salt River.
Tel: 021 448 5263
The media are invited to cover the events.
Is further comment is required, kindly contact the Director of the SACTWU Worker Health Care Program, Nikki Soboil on 021 448 5263 or Fachmy Abrahams, Co-ordinator in the Office of the General Secretary, on 021 4474570.