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SACTWU settles wage negotiations
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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)

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