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Thursday, 03 February 2011 00:00

2011 Sactwu Bargaining Conference

 

The SACTWU Bargaining Conference is the union’s annual gathering where mandates for upcoming wage negotiations are considered and consolidated and where new policy issues are explored.

This Conference is attended by approximately 200 shop stewards and staff, from all parts of the country and representing all sectors of the union. The Conference is preceded in February where mandates are collected from each workplace organised by the union, consolidated into regional sectoral proposals and then formulated into national wage proposals at the Bargaining Conference.

The Bargaining Conference signals the start of the union’s annual bargaining season at national level. The union’s sector negotiators, researchers, admin and technical support staff and elected national secretariat has met in Cape Town over three days from 30 January 2011 to 1 February 2011 to prepare implementation of the union’s POA for 2011, of which our wage bargaining program is a central pillar.

This year’s National Planning Meeting (NPM) was attended by 35 staff members under the theme: “What is to be done?” The outcomes of this NPM will be tabled for consideration by the union’s worker leadership who will attend our Bargaining Conference and for further constitutional structural endorsement at our March 2011 National Executive Committee meeting

 
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Wednesday, 02 February 2011 00:00

SACTWU holds its Inaugural National Planning Meeting in Cape Town




The union’s sector negotiators, researchers, admin and technical support staff and elected national secretariat met in Cape Town over three days from 30 January 2011 to 1 February 2011 to prepare implementation of the union’s POA for 2011. This year’s National Planning Meeting (NPM) was attended by 35 staff members under the theme: “What is to be done?” The outcomes of this NPM will be tabled for consideration by the union’s worker leadership who will attend our Bargaining Conference and for further constitutional structural endorsement at our March 2011 National Executive schedule for March this year. About 15 years ago, the union first introduced a Negotiations School, to specifically plan for annual wage negotiations.

Over the years, our Negotiating School has expanded to consider more and more areas of the union’s general Program of Action (POA), broader than just the narrow focus of preparing for wage negotiations. From this year, this shift has been formally recognised and the Negotiating School has graduated into our Annual National Planning Meeting (NPM). Our NPM has focused on how to improve service delivery to our members, preparation for this year’s wage negotiations, a review of last year’s wage negotiations, a focus on the union’s Worker Health Program, an introduction of the union’s newly developed electronic membership database, and assessment of service delivery challenges in the union’s regions, a focus on our membership growth campaign, a review of the union’s financial management systems, an overview of economic indicators affecting our industry, a review of the union’s jobs campaign, an evaluation of our internal shop steward and staff education and capacity building programs, a consideration of the effect of the new SETA landscape on industrial training in our industry, a review of the union’s legal strategy, a discussion about the upcoming local government elections, a consideration of the proposed new labour law amendments, and the key meeting dates for the union for 2011.

Targets were set on most issues. For example, recruitment targets for each organiser in the organisation was developed, 35 new proposals on how to improve service delivery to members this year were generated.
 

 
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Tuesday, 16 November 2010 18:11

SACTWU get’s new Spring Queen



SACTWU’s Western Cape Region’s 2010 Spring Queen Pageant finals were held in the Good Hope Centre on Saturday 13 November. Thousands of clothing, textile and leather workers packed the venue.  Kathleen Adams  of Pals Clothing was finally the victory. Other winners included: Nicole Poggenpoel of Prestige Clothing (1st Princess), Ashlynn Raubenheimer of Moviso (2nd Princess), Chernelle Cupido of Falke Eurosocks(Miss Personality), and Stella Stephens of Barrie Cline(Best Dressed).

 

 

Above we see the winners with the union’s national secretariat (l-r): Bonital Loubser (2nd National Organising Secretary), Andre Kriel (General Secretary(, Chris Gina (1st National Organising Secretary) and Wayne van der Rheede (Deputy General Secretary)

 
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Monday, 01 November 2010 16:19

John Zikhali Scholarship



The SA Clothing and Textile Workers’ Union (SACTWU) invites applications for the John Zikhali Scholarship, in honour of our union’s late President.
 
Criteria:

  • The scholarship will be for studies that contribute directly to the advancement of trade unionism, decent work or the clothing, textile and leather industry
  • The scholarship will be granted for studies at post-graduate level
  • The successful applicant will be a South African citizen
  • The scholarship will be for an amount of R30,000

 
Applications should be in the form of a letter of motivation, setting out all relevant details (proposed course of study, proposed research/study topic). In addition, applicants must also provide the following:

  • Copy of CV
  • Copy of academic record

 
A single scholarship will be paid out in 2011. The successful applicant will receive the scholarship for a one-year period, subject to the right to apply in a future year.
 
Applications should be e-mailed to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or mailed to PO Box 1175, Woodstock, 7925 or faxed to 021 447 2194.
 
Closing date: 30 November 2010
 
If you do not hear from SACTWU within two months after the closing date, please accept that your application has not been successful.
 

 
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