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Swazi textile workers seek 15% hike in wages
16
Feb '12
Textile and apparel industry workers in Swaziland are seeking a 15 percent rise in their wages or a basic pay of E 1,500 to E 2,000 per month, and are negotiating the same with the Wage Council.

The Swaziland Manufacturing and Allied Workers Union (SMAWU) is negotiating with the Wage Council on behalf of workers, SAMWU Secretary General Veli Sihlongonyane said.

The talks are likely to conclude shortly, however, the SMAWU official said break-through does not seem to be apparent at present.

He assured that the union would not leave any stone unturned to get the workers' demands fulfilled.

He said the workers in the country's textile and garment sector are burdened with responsibilities, but are not being paid enough.

Presently the workers get E 1,100 per month at the most, but now they want this to be raised to at least E 1,500 per month, with an upper ceiling of E 2,000 per month. However, this can only be possible if the negotiations turn successful, the SMAWU official added.

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India

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