01 June 2015
The South African Clothing
Textile Workers Union proposes that the minimum wage for shop assistants be
increased by almost 40%, from the current R 3 250 per month.
SACTWU’s Etienne Vlok said the
union is appalled by the extremely large wage gap between retail workers and
SACTWU further calls for the
introduction of a compulsory retirement fund for clothing retail workers.
Vlok added that the SA Clothing
Textile Workers Union made a submission to the Minster of Labour and Employment
Conditions to substantially improve this and to make sure those people are
employed in this sector and not part of the working poor.
Volk emphasised that the submission
forms part of the Minister of Labour’s review of the whole sale and retail
sector, he said specifically wages and conditions in the sector.
“It is hoped that our proposed
changes are incorporated into the new sectoral determination for workers in
that sector, which will be introduced in early 2016.” Volk said.
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