Wednesday, 01 December 2010 08:26



Sactwu calls on Metrorail to urgently resolve Cape Town train strike


COSATU’s largest trade union in the Western Cape, the Southern African Clothing & Textile Workers’ Union (SACTWU) has taken note of the unexpected train strike in Cape Town today. We are very concerned about the effect that this strike will have on the clothing, textile and leather industry. We have been briefed this morning by our sister COSATU union, the South African Transport & Allied workers’ Union (SATAWU) regarding the matter and have been advised that the dispute involves a unilateral attempt by Metrorail management to impose a new train shift roster on Metrorail  workers.  We call on Metrorail management to urgently meet with SATAWU to find an urgent resolution of this matter.

SACTWU is in the process of conducting a snap survey about the effect of the strike on our industry and might issue a further statement later today.


Issued by

Andre Kriel


General Secretary


If further comment is required, kindly contact Fachmy Abrahams, Co-ordinator in the Office of the General Secretary on 021 4474570. The SATAWU Regional Secretary in the Western Cape can be contacted on cell number 0780386791.