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Sunday, 12 August 2018 00:00
Media release: Immediate

The Southern African Clothing & Textile Workers’ Union (SACTWU) is to conduct a strike settlement ballot amongst our footwear sector members, this coming week. 

This follows formal written receipt by our trade union of an  upwards revised settlement offer from the South African Footwear & Leather Association (SAFLIA), as a proposal to settle the footwear sector national wage strike, which had entered its 5th week last Monday. SAFLIA is our employer counterpart in the footwear sector wage negotiations. 

In the interim, SACTWU had suspended the strike, pending a final mandate from our members, through the strike settlement ballot. This ballot will be conducted in the form of a secret vote by workers. We expect to complete it by Thursday this week. 

SACTWU’s final settlement demand was an 8% package, comprised of a 7.5% wage increase, plus a 0.5% upward adjustment taken in shorter working hours or additional non-pensionable cash payments, and for family leave provisions to be extended to spouses in the event of illness. 

SAFLIA’s previous settlement offer was a 7% wage increase (increased from 6.25% which they had tabled six weeks ago), plus extension of the scope coverage of family responsibility leave provisions to include spouses in the event of illness. 

SAFLIA’s latest revised settlement offer is now a 7.5% wage increase plus the extension of family responsibility leave provisions to include spouses in the event of chronic or serious illness. 

SACTWU is an affiliate of the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU). 


Issued by Andre Kriel
SACTWU
General Secretary

If further comment or information is required, kindly contact SACTWU’s National Collective Bargaining Officer, Mr Vilina Membinkosi, on his office number 031 3011 351 or cell number 081 585 3798.