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SACTWU declares wage dispute against employers in the Cotton Textiles Sector PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 11 June 2012 15:07

Following further media queries regarding the press statement below, we clarify as follows:
The formal offer from Cotton Employers is currently 2.5% and the union is on a demand of 10.5%. The 5.5% (employers) and 7.5% (union) figures in the statement below are the parties’ respective informal settlement proposals.


PRESS RELEASE: IMMEDIATE


The Southern African Clothing & Textile Workers Union (SACTWU) has declared a wage dispute against employers in the Cotton Textiles sector. The dispute was formalised on Friday, and referred to the National Textile Bargaining Council (NTBC), for processing. The NTBC is now required to arrange a Conciliation meeting where it would be attempted to settle the dispute. Cotton textiles employers have tabled a final settlement offer of 5.5% and a reduction in the starting minimum wage rate to 80% of current levels. SACTWU is demanding a 7.5% wage increase. If the Conciliation fails, the union intends to ballot its members for strike action. The bargain covers almost 5000 textile workers employed in 52 factories nationally.

Issued by
Andre Kriel
General Secretary
SACTWU

If further comment is required, kindly contact SACTWU National Organising Secretary Bonita Loubser cell number 0828007142; or office phone 021 4474570.