Home / Knowledge / News / Apparel/Garments / SACTWU settles wage negotiations
SACTWU settles wage negotiations
18
Apr '12
The Southern African Clothing & Textile Workers' Union (SACTWU) has settled its 2012 wage negotiations for 'Goodhope Sales' fifty five South African stores.

The agreement was reached after the union had declared a dispute, which resulted in a union-conducted settlement secret ballot. Voting in the ballot commenced on 5 April 2012 and was finalised on 10 April 2012.

A total of 274 workers participated in the ballot, of which 228 (83%) voted in favour of a settlement and 46 (17%) voted for strike action. The agreed wage increases vary between 6% and 10.5%, with the average package settlement being 8% nationally, backdated to 1 March 2012.

This is 2% more than the headline CPI of 6.1% as at the end of February 2012. The settlement includes improvements in long service bonuses and paternity leave.

SACTWU is the biggest union in the clothing, textile and leather industry in South Africa, with more than 99 000 members at the end of June 2010. This allows Sactwu to represent members more effectively. We negotiate wages for the vast majority of workers in the clothing, textile and leather industry, and our agreements cover more than 100 000 workers.

Southern African Clothing & Textile Workers' Union (SACTWU)


Must ReadView All

Textiles | On 26th Jun 2017

US initiates probe into PSF imported from 5 nations

The department of commerce of the US has initiated investigations for ...

Textiles | On 26th Jun 2017

USTR announces AGOA review for Rwanda, Tanzania & Uganda

The office of the US trade representative (USTR) has announced the...

Textiles | On 26th Jun 2017

Braskem invests in polypropylene production facility in US

The Board of Directors of Braskem, one of the largest producer of...

Interviews View All

Cyril Pereira
Reed Exhibitions India, organiser of Asian Machine Tool Exhibition 2016

'Major problem in the textile machinery manufacturing industry is the lack ...

Abhishek Samdaria
Reflete

GST will certainly reduce a lot of paperwork in future

Mohammad Mamun Ar Rashid
UL VS Bangladesh Ltd

Productivity, creativity and innovation play a vital role in the growth of ...

Iago Castro Asensio
RCfil Distribuciones S.L.

Iago Castro Asensio, International Business Manager of RCfil...

Paolo Ocleppo
Sandvik Hyperion

Paolo Ocleppo, Rotary Cutting Segment manager, Sandvik Hyperion discusses...

Silke Brand-Kirsch
Schlegel und Partner

Silke Brand-Kirsch, executive partner of Schlegel und Partner, a leading...

Silvia Venturini Fendi
Fendi s.r.l

"Yes, my confidence and positive attitude are my strengths and should be...

Bani Batra

Bani Batra’s couture wedding collection is inspired by traditional Indian...

Aditi Somani
Aditi Somani

Aditi Somani specialises in luxury fusion wear with international cuts and ...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

news category


Related Categories:
June 2017

June 2017

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

SUBSCRIBE


Browse Our Archives

GO


E-News Insight
Subscribe Today and Get the
Latest News Update in Your Mail Box.
Advanced Search