02 September 2013
The Southern African Clothing and
Textile Workers Union has today settled its national wage dispute in the
About 50 000 clothing workers
have averted a national strike action.
Sactwu’s General Secretary Andre Kriel said the settlement gives labour
cost certainty which will help to promote industrial stability in the
Kriel added that employers have
considered all the union’s demands and they have managed to secure substantial
majority vote in favour of settlement as required by the law.
“We now have a national settlement which
includes a 7% wage in increase for clothing workers in the Metro areas, a 10.1%
percent wage increase for non-works in the Metro, and it allows punishment for
those employers who try to unilateral implement wage increase without consent.”
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