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SA apparel workers to decide on strike through ballot

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Sep '12
After the failure of talks over wage hike for non-metro workers between representatives of Southern African Clothing and Textile Workers’ Union (SACTWU) and Apparel Manufacturers of South Africa (AMSA), clothing and textile sector workers in the country are going to cast their vote to decide whether they would resort to strike or not to press their demands.
 
At the core of the dispute is SACTWU’s demand for R45 increase in weekly wages from September 1, whereas AMSA has proposed R32.50 hike for non-metro B level workers.
 
However, both SACTWU and AMSA have agreed for a 6.5 percent rise in wages for metro workers. But, here too, they are yet to agree on paying 20 percent less starting wage to entry-level employees.
 
There are about 500 clothing and textile sector manufacturing companies in South Africa employing around 40,000-50,000.
 
A prolonged strike by garment and textile sector workers in South Africa was last seen in 2009.
 

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India


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