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strike thumb medium85 85ANA reports that members of the Southern African Clothing & Textile Workers’ Union (Sactwu) in the footwear sector went on strike on Monday.  

The union indicated that it was working jointly with the National Union of Leather & Allied Workers (Nulaw).  The strikers are demanding a 9.5% wage increase against the employers’ offer of 6.25%.  Wage increases in the footwear sector were due on 1 July 2018.  Sactwu’s Andre Kriel indicated:  “Our trade union commenced a national strike ballot in the footwear manufacturing sector on Monday last week.  This secret ballot was completed on Friday past and 86 percent of our members voted in favour of strike action.”  He went on to claim that a strike survey on Monday showed that close to 10,000 footwear workers had embarked on the national strike action and that most footwear factories had been shut down.

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