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Friday, 05 June 2015 12:24


PRESS RELEASE: IMMEDIATE

The Southern African Clothing & Textile Workers’ Union (SACTWU) has settled its 2015 wage negotiations for the General Goods & Handbags leather sector.

The settlement was negotiated under the auspices of the National Bargaining Council for the Leather Manufacturing Industry of South Africa.

A 7.5% wage increase was agreed to, with the Association of South African Manufacturers of Luggage, Handbags & General Goods, which is the organisation representing employers in the sector. The trade union agency fee has also been increase from R12.75 to R14.75 per week.

The wage increase comes into effect nationally on 1 July 2015 and is effective for a one year period. 

This sector covers 83 factories in the sector, employing approximately 2000 workers.

Issued by
Andre Kriel
SACTWU
General Secretary

If further comment is required, kindly contact SACTWU’s National Negotiator for the GGH sector, Jane Kastoor on contact phone number 0214474570.