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Monday, 08 June 2015 13:24


PRESS RELEASE: IMMEDIATE

The COSATU-affiliated Southern African Clothing and Textile Workers’ Union (SACTWU) is pleased to announce that its members in the Cotton Textile sector will receive an 8.5% wage increase this year.

This is in consequence of a wage agreement signed between SACTWU and the South African Cotton & Textile Processing Employers’ Association (SACTPEA), in August last year.

The agreement was negotiated and concluded under the auspices of the National Textile Bargaining Council (NTBC).

Approximately 5000 cotton textile sector workers spread in 71 companies nationally, will benefit from the agreement. The new wage rates will range between R27.28 per hour for a Grade 1 worker in this sector, to a new hourly rate of R31.30 for a Grade 5 machine operator. There are only  5 occupational grades applicable in this sector.

This will mean a significant cash injection into the South African economy, of about R7.8m in additional wages, over the next 12 months.

The agreement has been submitted to the Minister of Labour, for gazettal and extension to all companies and employees in the Cotton Textile Sector in South Africa. It is expected that such gazettal will take place on 15 June 2015.

The new wage increases will come into effect on 1 July 2015.

Issued by
Andre Kriel
SACTWU
General Secretary

If further information is required, kindly contact SACTWU’s Deputy General Secretary, Mr Chris Gina, on cell number 082 940 9456 or office number 031 3011351.