SACTU members to get a 5.5% wage increase

The South African Clothing and Textile Workers’ Union says some respite following months of negotiating for wage increases will go a long way in assisting workers.

Union members in the woven cotton textile sub-sector reached an agreement this week, granting them a 5.5% wage increase.

About 8,000 textile workers employed by 72 companies nationwide are set to benefit.

The industry, like many others, has been crippled by the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.