18 July 2014

South Africa: SACTWU Settles Wool and Mohair Textile Dispute

press release

The COSATU-affiliated Southern African Clothing and Textile Workers' Union (SACTWU) has settled its 2014 wage dispute in the Wool & Mohair textiles sub-sector. It is a two year agreement The settlement package is a wage increase of 8% for the first year and another 8% wage increase in the second year. However, it was further agreed that an additional 0.5% wage increase will come into effect, during the second year, should CPI as at April 2015 exceed 8%.

This is a regional bargain. Approximately 103 workers in 3 factories, in the Eastern Cape, will benefit from this increase.

The agreement was reached under the auspices of the National Textile Bargaining Council, between SACTWU and Wool and Mohair Brokers Organisation of South Africa (SAWAMPEO).

The Union has signed the agreement yesterday. Employers are expected to sign it during the cause of today.

The increases will be backdated to 1 July 2014.

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