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SACTWU settles General Goods & Handbags leather sector wage negotiations PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 05 June 2014 13:14


PRESS RELEASE: IMMEDIATE

The COSATU-affiliated Southern African Clothing & Textile Workers’ Union (SACTWU) has settled its 2014 annual round of wage negotiations for the General Goods & Handbags Leather sector.

The settlement was reached during wage negotiations conducted under the auspices of the National Bargaining Council of the Leather Industry of South Africa. It involves a 7.5% increase in prescribed minimum wages, plus an increase in the holiday bonus by one extra day’s pay.

The wage increases will come into effect on 1 July 2014. This settlement will benefit approximately 2000 workers in 84 general goods and handbags factories, nationally.

The leather bargaining council has formally advised all employers in the sector of the settlement, in a national circular dated 3 June 2014.

Issued by

Andre Kriel
SACTWU
General Secretary

If further information is required, kindly contact SACTWU’s General Goods & Handbags National Sector Co-ordinator, Jane Kastoor, on office number 021 4474570 or cell number 0717356780.