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Cape Town - The Cosatu-affiliated Southern Africa Clothing & Textile Workers’ Union (SACTWU) has settled its 2016 wage negotiations for the Woven Cotton Textile Sector, it announced on Friday.

The agreement was reached under the auspices of the National Textile Bargaining Council (NTBC), with employers represented by the South African Cotton & Textile Processing Employers’ Association (SACTPEA).

It is a 2-year agreement, backdated to July 1 2016. The agreement covers improvements in the prescribed minimum wages, retirement fund contributions, and bargaining council levies.

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