SACTWU issues strike notice in the cotton sector Print
Thursday, 24 July 2014 13:27

DATE:  24 JULY 2014
PRESS STATEMENT:  IMMEDIATE
 
The COSATU-affiliated Southern African Clothing & Textile Workers’ Union (SACTWU) has on Monday issued a strike notice to cotton sector employers after wage negotiations for the sector failed to yield a settlement.
 
The strike notice has been issued and the strike has commenced at 06h00 today 24 July 2014.

The issue in dispute is the employers’ final wage package increase offer of 7.75%. Our members are demanding a 10% wage increase. The strike is protected (legal) in terms of the provisions of the Labour Relations Act.

Wage increases were due on 1 July. Approximately 3000 cotton sector textile workers are currently on strike nationally.

Issued by
Andre Kriel
SACTWU
General Secretary

For further comment please contact our Cotton National Sector Christopher Soetsane on 0838432965.  The SACTWU NEC is currently meeting in Cape Town. For practical arrangements for media opportunities, kindly contact SACTWU’s Nazmia Leite on cell number 072 198 6061