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SACTWU settles 2017 Footwear Negotiations
10 July 2017
The COSATU-affiliated Southern African Clothing and Textile Workers' Union (SACTWU) has settled its 2017 wage negotiations in the footwear sector. The agreement was finalised last Wednesday, under the auspices of the National Bargaining Council for the Leather Manufacturing Industry of South Africa.
The agreement was concluded with the Southern African Footwear & Leather Industries Association (SAFLIA), which is the employer organisation in the industry.
The wage increase is 7.5.%, and will come into effect retrospectively to 1st July this year. The agreement is for a 12 month period, where after fresh negotiations for a new agreement will be conducted.
The agreement covers about 10 000 workers nationally.
For further comment contact SACTWU's National Footwear Co-ordinator Nazir Armoed on 031 301 1351 or cell number 082 884 0830.