Home / Knowledge / News / Apparel/Garments / New agreement for South African clothing sector
New agreement for South African clothing sector
16
Apr '14
The South African Minister of Labour, Mildred Oliphant, has gazetted a new main agreement for the domestic clothing manufacturing industry. The new agreement was published in the government gazette yesterday. The new main agreement sets the terms and conditions, including minimum wage levels, for the whole of the clothing manufacturing industry in South Africa.

The Minister has used her ministerial powers enshrined in the Labour Relations Act to extend the agreement to every single clothing company in the whole of South Africa. It became effective on Monday 14 April 2014.

This means that every single clothing worker in the whole of South Africa  now enjoys the protection of legislated minimum terms and conditions of employment, especially up-to-date compulsorily guaranteed minimum wage levels as negotiated under the auspices of the National Bargaining Council for the Clothing Manufacturing Industry of South Africa.

Importantly, the new Main Agreement fixes the technical defects which has caused the Pietermaritzburg High Court, last year, to set aside the 2010 clothing industry wage agreement.

SACTWU welcomes this development as ground-breaking victory. It is a solid indication that our current government cares about protecting the bargaining council-negotiated conditions of employment rights of clothing workers.

This is a significant act of compassion for tens of thousands of workers in vulnerable industries, especially in light of the destructive onslaught against our industry wage agreements by organisations such as the Free Market Foundation.

SACTWU

Must ReadView All

Courtesy: Alibaba

Apparel/Garments | On 21st Feb 2017

Alibaba announces retail partnership with Bailian Group

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group has made another move in its...

Apparel/Garments | On 21st Feb 2017

Govt may free up retail FDI for domestic goods

Government may remove restrictions on retailers like Walmart and...

Apparel/Garments | On 21st Feb 2017

Max Fashion targets revenue of Rs 5,000 cr by fiscal 2021

Apparel retailer Max Fashion is mulling to double its turnover to Rs...

Interviews View All

Marazban F Velati
Sutlej Textiles & Industries limited

No training can be effective till the candidate believes in it.

Mandeep Nagi
Shades of India

Women value something that is unique and has a flavour of India

C. Dhandayuthapani
Mag Solvics Pvt. Ltd

ITME 2016 exploited our full strength like never before

Eric Scholler
Groz-Beckert

The Indian market has huge potential in technical textiles, and by far,...

Giorgio Mantovani
Corman S.p.A

Giorgio Mantovani, MD of Corman, with a presence in both Milano and New...

Kerem Durdag
Biovation II LLC

Kerem Durdag, CEO, Biovation II LLC, provides an insight into future...

Judy Frater
Somaiya Kala Vidya

Among the many honours showered on Frater, including Fulbright and Ford...

Mike Hoffman
Gildan Activewear SRL

Gildan Activewear, a manufacturer and marketer of branded clothing and...

Ritu Kumar
Label Ritu Kumar

‘Classics will return’ "There are a lot of people wearing western clothes ...

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
February 2017

February 2017

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

SUBSCRIBE


Browse Our Archives

GO


eNEWS
Insights
Subscribe today and get the latest News update in your mail box.
Advanced Search