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SACTWU to step up fight for living wage
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Mar '14
The COSATU-affiliated Southern African Clothing and Textile Workers’ Union (SACTWU) held its Annual National Bargaining Conference from 6 to 9 March 2014, in Durban.
 
It met under its union’s national theme for the next three years, as adopted by its 12th National Congress held in August last year: “Unity, Cohesion & Radical Transformation for Sustainable Growth & Decent  Work”
 
The Conference was attended by 430 delegates and union officials – double the amount of delegates in previous years. This followed its 12th National Congress decision to broaden worker participation and shop floor democracy by expanding the Conference to involve more worker leaders and workplaces in its collective bargaining processes. Delegates were 400 shop stewards representing 99000 SACTWU members in the clothing, textile, leather, distribution and related sectors in all parts of South Africa.
 
The Conference noted that SACTWU will this year negotiate in 3 national bargaining councils (clothing, textiles and leather), 2 provincial bargaining councils (canvass goods in Gauteng and laundry in KwaZulu-Natal), 8 company group level negotiations (including Service Products/Sheltered Employment) and in just over 100 plant level wage bargains. The outcomes of its negotiations will affect over 100 000 clothing, textile, leather, footwear, distribution and related workers.
 
The main purpose of the Conference was to consolidate nationally the union’s workplace-collected living wage demands for the 2014 round of substantive negotiations. 


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