SACTWU clothing industry wage strike ballot update: SACTWU commences strike ballot counting Print
Wednesday, 14 August 2013 14:46


MEDIA RELEASE: IMMEDIATE

The COSATU-affiliated Southern African Clothing & Textile Workers’ Union (SACTWU) has set itself a target to strike ballot 40 000 clothing workers over a three week period, in regard to our unresolved wage negotiations in the clothing industry.

The balloting process started on 1 August 2013, and we are closing in on our target. As at close of business yesterday, we have concluded the ballot for 35 916 workers employed in 339  factories. We expect to reach our 40 000 target by Thursday this week.

We have accordingly commenced ballot counting as from this morning. We expect to finalise counting by this Friday. However, initial indications (from those ballots already counted) shows overwhelming support for strike action. We will make a formal announcement about the exact outcomes of the strike ballot once we have finalised counting it.

(For background information, if required, please see previous two SACTWU press releases issued last week, on this matter) on SACTWU website www.sactwu.org.za.


Issued by
Andre Kriel
SACTWU
General Secretary

If any further information is required, kindly contact National Organising Secretaries Chris Gina (0829409456) or Bonita Loubser on (0828007142)