Southern African Clothing & Textile Workers’ Union

The Southern African Clothing & Textile Workers’ Union (SACTWU), founded in 1989, is the countries largest union within the textile, clothing and leather industry. It is also one of the biggest affiliates of the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU). SACTWU is responsible for the negotiation of wages, as well as terms of conditions of employment for a large portion of workers within this industry.

SACTWU currently has over 105 000 members and 18 offices throughout South Africa, including in Cape Town; Johannesburg; Pretoria; Durban; Port Elizabeth; East London and Pietermaritzburg.