sactwuThe Southern African Clothing & Textile Workers’ Union (Sactwu) announced on Tuesday that it had concluded its outstanding wage negotiations for the Woven Cotton textile sub-sector.

General secretary André Kriel indicated that the agreement had been successfully concluded on Monday, under the auspices of the National Textile Bargaining Council. Sactwu members in this sub-sector will receive a 5.5% wage increase, with effect from 1 March 2021. The agreement was struck between the Cosatu affiliate and theSouth African Cotton & Textile Processing Employers’ Association (Sactpea). About 8,000 textile workers employed in 72 companies nationally will benefit from this wage increase.

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