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SACTWU settles Footwear wage strike dispute PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 24 June 2014 00:00


PRESS RELEASE: IMMEDIATE

The COSATU-affiliated Southern African Clothing and Textile Workers’ Union (SACTWU) has now settled the footwear wage strike dispute. This comes after footwear employers tabled an improved wage offer last week, following a meeting held with them the previous week.

On Friday, 19 June 2014, the offer was accepted by members. All  indicators are that all our members have heeded our call and returned to work by yesterday, 23rd July 2014, showing an effective end to the strike.

The settlement package is 8.%, covering a wage increase and an improved annual bonus. Approximately 7000 workers employed in 163 footwear factories nationally will benefit from this settlement.

The increase will be effective from 1st July 2014.

Below, see our last two press releases on this matter, for your information.

Issued by
Andre Kriel
SACTWU
General Secretary

If further information is required, kindly contact SACTWU’s Footwear Sector National Co-ordinator, Nazir Armoed, on office number 031 3011351 or cell number  082 884 0830.