Sactwu to decide on revised wage offer

The union met with employers in the sector last night in a bid to end its three-week long wage dispute.

FILE: Sactwu says it will consult with striking workers in the cotton sector today regarding a new wage offer that has been tabled. Picture: Facebook.

CAPE TOWN - The Southern African Clothing and Textile Workers' Union (Sactwu) it will consult with striking workers in the cotton sector today, regarding a new wage offer that has been tabled.

Sactwu met with employers in the sector last night in a bid to end the three-week long wage dispute.

An estimated 3,000 Sactwu members embarked on a nationwide wage strike on 24 July.

The union has previously said it will continue to intensify its strike if its demands are not met.

Bosses have now tabled an 8.5 percent wage increase while the union has lowered its demand to 9 percent.

The union's Sheila van Rensburg says it will now consult with members on to decide on the way forward.

"The employers tabled that as a settlement recommendation so we now obviously have to take it back to the workers and see whether they would be happy."