SACTWU to start counting clothing sector wage dispute strike ballots: Invitation to Media Print
Friday, 31 August 2012 00:00


PRESS ALERT: IMMEDIATE


The Southern African Clothing & Textile Workers Union’s (SACTWU’s) national wage strike ballot in the clothing sector has covered 23 017 workers employed in 199 factories, as at 14h00 on Friday 31 August 2012, after four days of balloting. The ballot started on Tuesday, in most parts of the country. The ballot is being voluntarily conducted to gauge members’ support for legal strike action, after the trade union had declared a national dispute with clothing sector employers.

SACTWU’s Northern Natal Branch in KZN has this afternoon (Friday)  become the first out of the union’s 30 branches to complete its ballot. About 2 657 workers in 25 factories were balloted in this branch. The ballots for this union branch will now be counted on Monday morning and the results publicly released. Employers have been invited to observe the counting, and an inspector from the bargaining council’s KZN Chamber will act as Counting Officer.

The ballots for this Branch of our trade union will now be counted as follows:

DATE:                    Monday, 3 September 2012
TIME:                    10H30
VENUE:                 Bolton Hall, 1st floor, Education Room, 127 Magwaza Maphalala Street, Durban

We invite the media to observe the ballot counting.

If further information is required about the practicalities, kindly contact Chris Gina, the union’s National Organising Secretary, on 082 9409456 or Dennis Maluleka, SACTWU’s KZN Regional Secretary, on 0833785435.

Issued by

Andre Kriel
SACTWU
General Secretary

 

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