About 3,800 clothing workers started a pay strike in Newcastle, KwaZulu-Natal, according to the South African Clothing and Textile Workers' Union.
"Our members went on strike on Monday," the union's general secretary Andre Kriel said.
Kriel said workers wanted an extra R45 a week, as they only earned between R250 and R400 per week.
"This is far below the legally prescribed minimum of an already low wage of R534 per week. We are determined to continue our fight for a living wage for clothing workers," he said.
The strike affected 35 companies.
However, the chairman of the Newcastle Chinese Chamber of Commerce, Alex Liu, said about 25 companies were affected by the industrial action.
"Half of the companies affected by the strike have already reached an agreement with workers. We are hoping the number will be reduced to zero," he added.Source: Sapa
For more than two decades, I-Net Bridge has been one of South Africa’s preferred electronic providers of innovative solutions, data of the highest calibre, reliable platforms and excellent supporting systems. Our products include workstations, web applications and data feeds packaged with in-depth news and powerful analytical tools empowering clients to make meaningful decisions.
We pride ourselves on our wide variety of in-house skills, encompassing multiple platforms and applications. These skills enable us to not only function as a first class facility, but also design, implement and support all our client needs at a level that confirms I-Net Bridge a leader in its field.
Go to: http://www.inet.co.za