The Southern African Clothing and Textile
Workers Union has issued a strike notice to cotton sector employers. This
follows last week’s failed wage negotiations in the sector.
demanding a 10% wage increase.
Over 3 000 cotton sector textile workers are currently on strike
Sector’s Christopher Soetsane said wage negotiations commenced in April this
year but after three rounds of talks, they had not reached an agreement.
“The Constitution of National Textile
Bargaining Council dictates that negotiations must take place within three
rounds of discussion and a conclusion must be reached by then. Regrettably, we
could not reach an agreement within the stipulated time,” Soetsane added.
Following the three
rounds of meetings held with the Union and employers, a
further meeting was convened on July, 10 2014 but an agreement
was still not reached.
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