Monday, August 18, 2014

Strike in the cotton textile sector could be over soon

Loyiso Langeni
18 August 2014

Southern Clothing and Textile Workers’ Union members in the cotton textile sector have confirmed that five of the employer associations have finalised their new mandate seeking process. 

This as over 3 000 members of the cotton and textile sector embarked on a strike three weeks ago demanding an 8.75%wage increase and a further 2.5 % on peripheral rights issues. 

Sactwu’s National Coordinator for the cotton textile sector Christopher Soetsane said the trade union's demand all along has been at 9% when we reached that lock the union was at 7% then they moved to 7.5% they rejected that lock.

“They presented a revised offer of 8% we think that offer which represented by employer too mid actually level of our mandate.” Seotsane added.

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