Johannesburg - A new pay offer from employers in the cotton textile
sector is being considered by members of the SA Clothing and Textile
Workers' Union (Sactwu).
"We are recommending the settlement to our members," Sactwu general secretary Andre Kriel said in a statement on Thursday.
"It involves a 6.75% wage increase, backdated to 1 July this year."
The agreement also provided for the introduction of a service allowance.
Sactwu declared a wage dispute with cotton textile
sector employers in June. Workers wanted a 10.5% wage increase
while employers initially offered a 2.5% hike.
This affected about 5000 textile workers employed in 52 factories nationally.