Cheap fashion comes at high price for local clothing sector

2019-09-02 21:29

In a shop brimming with rails of high-end clothing brands, shoppers browse through an array of international labels selling at massively discounted prices.

Clothing union declares national wage dispute against Pep Stores

2018-07-25 21:50

The SA Clothing and Textile Workers’ Union is demanding an across-the-board wage increase of 8%, higher long service awards payouts and additional study leave.

Clothing union reaches wage agreement

2016-07-15 16:14

The Cosatu-affiliated Southern Africa Clothing & Textile Workers’ Union has settled its 2016 wage negotiations for the Woven Cotton Textile Sector.

Clothing workers rally to face challenges head on

2016-03-23 17:43

There is still much to do in the clothing and textile industry to grow decent work and to ensure an equitable sharing of the benefits of industry growth.

Protect textile workers, SACTWU tells Gordhan

Ahead of the 2016 Budget Speech, labour analyst Terry Bell hears from the South African Textile Workers Union (SACTWU). Western Cape Provincial Secretary Sheila van Rensburg says the sector lost jobs in 2015. "Our biggest concern is what is happening ... to the currency.

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Don't suppress our views on judiciary - Mantashe

2015-07-09 17:02

People cannot tell the ANC that it is not allowed to criticise the judiciary because that would be suppression of the party, ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe says.

Clothing retail workers must earn much more - union

2015-05-31 14:08

The Cosatu-affiliated Southern African Clothing & Textile Workers’ Union has called for a substantial increase in the monthly wages of clothing retail sector workers.

What boss claims in court papers

2014-10-24 12:38

The story behind the suspension of boss Marcel Golding as executive chair of HCI has massive implications, not least, regarding the ANC and media freedom, writes Alec Hogg.

Sactwu, HCI deny political ploy in boss saga

2014-10-24 12:06

Sactwu and HCI are surprised by allegations of “political interference” in the suspension of the executive chairperson of HCI, Marcel Golding.

Cotton industry accepts wage proposal

2014-08-19 11:04

Striking workers in the cotton textile industry have accepted a wage proposal, says the SA Clothing and Textile Workers' Union.


Former union official in court for allegedly submitting fraudulent invoices totalling R50m

2019-01-25 21:51

A former health programme CEO at the South African Clothing and Textile Workers' Union has appeared in court for allegedly submitting fraudulent invoices totalling R50m.

Hundreds march for Cosatu in Cape Town

2016-10-07 13:09

Hundreds of Cosatu members have sung and danced to struggle songs belting out of a minivan for the Cape Town leg of the "decent work" march to Parliament.

New push to revive SA textile industry

2016-06-06 13:30

In a new push to revive the local textile industry hard hit by cheap Chinese imports in the late 1990s, Sactwu will this week host the 2016 Clothing, Textile and Leather Imbizo.

WATCH: Gordhan must protect textile jobs, demands SACTWU

2016-02-24 16:56

There are fears for jobs in the textile industry ahead of Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan’s 2016 Budget Speech.

New stability for SA clothing industry - union

2015-12-21 16:54

SA's clothing, textile, footwear and leather manufacturing industry is entering an era of greater stability, according to the SA Clothing & Textile Workers’ Union.

Sactwu member asks Mantashe if he is a 'bull***er'

2015-07-09 16:38

A member of the SA Clothing and Textile Workers Union has asked ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe if he is a "bullshitter" like other politicians.

Inside Labour: Crossing the boundary

2014-11-07 07:42

Unions involved in big business and investment may blur the lines between the interests of labour and capital, says Terry Bell.

Suspended boss alleges govt interference

2014-10-24 12:14 boss Marcel Golding says his suspension is the result of government political interference in news coverage on's eNews and eNCA.

Clothing union signs wage agreement

2014-09-16 08:31

A new wage agreement which would benefit about 80 000 clothing workers nationally has been signed, says the SA Clothing and Textile Workers Union.

Hope for end to clothing wage dispute

2014-08-15 17:28

The wage dispute in the clothing and textile sector could soon be settled, a major step in avoiding a strike by 80 000 workers, says Sactwu.

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