SACTWU settles wage negotiations in Tanning sector Print
Tuesday, 30 June 2015 17:48


PRESS RELEASE: IMMEDIATE


The COSATU-affiliated Southern African Clothing & Textile Workers’ Union (SACTWU) has settled its 2015 wage negotiations for the leather tanning sector. This is a two year agreement that has been reached with the South African Tanning Employers Organisation (SATEO).

Workers in this sector will receive a 7.5% wage increase this year and another 7.5% increase next year. However if the April 2016 CPI exceeds 8%the Union may renegotiate the increase for 2016, and if it falls below 3%, the  employer party may request to renegotiate the increase for 2016.

The new increases will come into effect on 1 July 2015 and 1 July 2016, respectively. In addition, workers in the non-auto tanning section will receive two extra days’ holiday pay.

This agreement was reached under the auspices of the national bargaining council for the leather sector.

Approximately 3100 workers employed in 32 tanning factories nationally will benefit from this wage improvement in conditions of employment.

Issued by

Andre Kriel
SACTWU
General Secretary

If further information is required, kindly contact SACTWU’s  Tanning National Sector Co-ordinator, Vilina Membinkosi on cell number 0764487800.