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SACTWU re-opens closed clothing factory
Apr '11
The COSATU-affiliated Southern African Clothing & Textile Workers' Union (SACTWU) has re-opened a clothing factory which had closed down in April last year, in Hammersdale in the KZN province. By the end of this week, the factory would have re-employed 100 permanent workers, 90% of whom were previously employed at the closed down factory. The re-opened factory will comply with all labour legislation, including paying the legally prescribed clothing industry wages and benefits such as provident fund.

Hammersdale is ravaged by poverty and unemployment and the union hopes to make a difference in this regard, by re-opening this workplace. Our motive with this venture is to help provide decent jobs in a community where work is desperately needed, not to generate profits.

The initial business plan is to grow employment to 200 over the next two years and there-after to stabilise it at 300 decent jobs, directly sustaining at least 1 800 dependants. For now, we do not want any fan-fare, but wish to simply focus on making this initiative a success and we are fully aware that it will not be easy. But we are determined to succeed.

With this latest initiative, combined with others in its investment wing, SACTWU now has either directly created or currently sustains over 35 000 permanent decent jobs in South Africa.

Southern African Clothing & Textile Workers' Union (SACTWU)

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