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Friday, 06 June 2014 11:26

 

PRESS RELEASE: IMMEDIATE
 

The COSATU-affiliated Southern African Clothing & Textile Workers’ Union (SACTWU) has issued a strike notice to footwear sector employers after wage negotiations for the industry failed to yield a settlement.

The union has completed a national strike ballot by Wednesday this week. This secret ballot  covered 2038 of our members who are employed at 34 of 40 footwear companies nationally, where we are organised.  The strike ballot outcome shows that  70%   (69.68% to be exact) of our members support a strike to pursue their wage demands.

The strike notice was issued yesterday and the strike is due to commence on Monday morning. The other trade union in the sector, NULAW, has already commenced strike action. The strike action will now be intensified with SACTWU members now formally joining it as from Monday.

The issue in dispute is the employers’ final wage offer of 7.75%. Our members are demanding a 10% wage increase.

Wage increases are due on 1 July 2014.


Issued by

Andre Kriel
SACTWU
General Secretary

If further information is required, kindly contact SACTWU’s Footwear Sector National Sector Co-ordinator, Nazier Armoed on office number 031 3011351 or cell number 082 8840830