The COSATU-affiliated Southern African Clothing and Textile Workers’ Union (SACTWU) has settled its 2014 wage negotiations in the woven and crochet textiles sector, after the second round of negotiations. The settlement package is 8% covering wages and an improvement in family responsibility leave.
Approximately 1500 workers in 30 factories, nationally, will benefit from this increase. SACTWU’s final package demand was 8%.
The agreement was reached under the auspices of the National Textile Bargaining Council, between SACTWU and the Narrow Fabric Manufacturers Association.
The agreement was signed yesterday, 2 July by the employers. The union is expected to sign the agreement by close of business today.
The increases will be effective from 1 July 2014.
Workers can expect the increase to reflect during next week’s pay run.
Source : Congress of South African Trade Unions