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Sactwu agrees new wage settlement

The 7.75 percent settlement package covers a wage increase and an improved service allowance.

The 7.75 percent settlement package covers a wage increase and an improved service allowance.

CAPE TOWN - The Southern African Clothing and Textile Workers' Union (Sactwu), says about a thousand workers at four factories in South Africa will benefit from a new wage increase in the carpet sector.

Sactwu on Wednesday announced that a wage agreement had been reached.

The 7.75 percent settlement package covers a wage increase and an improved service allowance.

Sactwu's Delight Simelane says a settlement was reached after a third round of negotiations.

"A dispute was declared after the third round and settlement was reached during conciliation. We're happy that we've come with a settlement on that."

The settlement was reached under the help of the National Textile Bargaining Council.

The increase is effective from this month.

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