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Tuesday, 18 June 2013 00:00


PRESS STATEMENT: IMMEDIATE

The Southern African Clothing & Textile Workers’ Union (SACTWU) has settled its  wage dispute with footwear sector employers. The Union declared the dispute in late May 2013. The dispute was successfully conciliated on 13 June 2013, under the auspices of the National Bargaining Council for the Leather Manufacturing Industry.

A settlement was reached with the footwear employers, represented by the Southern African Footwear and Leather Industries Association (SAFLIA). It provides for a 7.75% wage increase with effect from 1 July this year.

The settlement agreement was signed in Durban on 13th June 2013.

The settlement covers 182 footwear companies nationally, employing approximately 9600 footwear workers. The agreement will now be submitted to the Minister of Labour, for gazettal and extension to all non-party companies.

Issued by
Andre Kriel
SACTWU
General Secretary

If further information or comment is required, kindly contact SACTWU’s National Footwear Sector Co-ordinator, Nazier Armoed, on cell number 0828840830 or office 031 3011351