SACTWU to start counting Clothing Sector wage dispute strike ballots:Invitation to media Print
Thursday, 06 September 2012 19:45


PRESS RELEASE : IMMEDIATE

The Southern African Clothing & Textile Workers Union’s (SACTWU’s) national wage strike ballot in the clothing sector has now about covered 35 000 workers employed in close to 300 factories, as at 14h00 on Thursday 6 September 2012, after 8 days of balloting. The ballot started on Tuesday last week, 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 Western Cape Region has this afternoon become the first out of the union’s 4 Regions to complete its ballot. The ballots for this union region will now be counted tomorrow (Friday) morning and the results publicly released thereafter. Employers have been invited to observe the counting, and inspectors from the bargaining council’s Western Cape Chamber will act as Counting Officers.

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

DATE:                    Friday, 6 September 2012
TIME:                    10H15
VENUE:                Union Hall, 1st floor Industria House, 350 Victoria Road, Salt River, Cape Town.

We invite the media for photo opportunities of the ballot counting.

If further information is required about the practicalities, kindly contact Nazmia Leite on 0721986061.

Issued by

Andre Kriel
SACTWU
General Secretary