Monday, June 01, 2015

SACTWU wage deal under the spotlight

Jaimie-faith Poonah
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 their CEO’s.

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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