SACTWU clothing industry wage strike ballot daily update: SACTWU reaches 40 000 strike ballot target Print
Thursday, 15 August 2013 15:24


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. We have now reached our target: as at lunchtime today, 40 0026 workers were balloted in 391 clothing factories nationally.

Strike ballot counting commenced in our Western Cape  Region yesterday (we have 4 Regions and one Head Office Membership Project). Counting has this morning commenced in our Gauteng Region, is underway in our Eastern Cape Region, and will commence in our KZN Region and Head Office Project tomorrow.

Some results are available for our Western Cape Region already: of the 8438 votes counted to date, 85.72% are in favour of strike action.

Our next update will be tomorrow after lunch-time.

(For background information on this matter, if required, please see previous two SACTWU press releases issued last week, and one yesterday, on SACTWU website

Issued by
Andre Kriel
General Secretary

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