SACTWU settles 2017 Tanning Sector Negotiations Print
Monday, 24 July 2017 15:08


Press Release: Immediate


The COSATU-affiliated Southern African Clothing & Textile Workers’ Union (SACTWU) has settled its 2017 wage negotiations for the leather tanning sector. This is a two year agreement that has been reached with the South African Tanning Employers Organisation (SATEO).

Workers in this sector will receive a 7.75% wage increase this year and another 7.75% increase next year. However if the April 2018 CPI exceeds 8% the Union may renegotiate the increase for 2018, and if it falls below 3%, the  employer party may request to renegotiate the increase for 2018.

The new increases will come into effect retrospectively on 1 July 2017 and  further  in 1 July 2018, respectively.

This agreement was reached under the auspices of the national bargaining council for the leather sector.

Approximately 3240 workers, nationally, will benefit from this wage improvement in conditions of employment.



Issued by

Andre Kriel
SACTWU
General Secretary



If further information is required, kindly contact SACTWU’s  Tanning National Sector Co-ordinator,  Senzo Myeni office number 011 3391343 or on cell number 0723652810.