SACTWU to host National Leather Shop Stewards' Council Print
Monday, 15 September 2014 14:27

PRESS ALERT:     IMMEDIATE
DATE: 10 SEPTEMBER 2014

The COSATU-affiliate the Southern African Clothing and Textile Workers’ Union (SACTWU) will this weekend host its Inaugural National Leather Shop Stewards Council. 100 Shop Stewards from all footwear, tanning and general goods and handbags factories, nationally,  will attend.

This event will be held from 12-14 September 2014, in Cape Town.

The following sessions are open to the media:

Day 1 (12 September 2014):

1.Speaker:            Stone Sizani, ANC Chief Whip
Topic:                    “Current and immediate future political challenges facing our movement”
Time:                    09h30-10h30
Venue:                 Nelson Mandela Boulevard Hotel, Cape Town

2.  Speaker:           Etienne Vlok (Director, Southern African Labour Research Institute-Salri)
Topic:                   “ State of the leather  industry and key Competition Commission developments affecting the domestic leather industry”
Time:                    11h00-12h00
Venue:                 Nelson Mandela Boulevard Hotel, Cape Town

3.  Speaker:           Jay Irkhede, Dti Director: Leather & Footwear
Topic:                   “ Leather and Footwear industry government production incentives: an overview”
Time:                    12h00-13h00
Venue:                   Nelson Mandela Boulevard Hotel, Cape Town

Day 2: (13 September 2014)

1. Speakers:         Senior Employers from each of the different Leather sectors
Topics:                 “ Key current and immediate future industry challenges: General Goods & Handbags, Tanning and Footwear”
Time:                      08h30-10h00
Venue:                 Nelson Mandela Boulevard Hotel, Cape Town


2. Speaker:          Leather Principal Officer, Gerald Naidoo; COSATU Head Office Speaker
Topic:                    Focus on Provident fund challenges and legal issues
Time:                    10h30-13h00
Venue:                 Nelson Mandela Boulevard Hotel, Cape Town

Issued by

Andre Kriel
SACTWU
General Secretary

For any media that wish to attend these sessions please contact SACTWU’s Nazmia Leite on 0721986061.