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 Newsletter No. 16   20 May 2016

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SACTWU welcomes high court’s dismissal of Free Market Foundation’s case
The COSATU-affiliated Southern African Clothing & Textile Workers’ Union (SACTWU) welcomes the High Court’s (Gauteng Division) dismissal of the Free Market Foundation’s (FMF)  application to declare Section 32 of the Labour Relations Act (LRA) as unconstitutional.  In terms of this section of the LRA, the Minister of Labour  is empowered to extend bargaining council wage agreements to non-party companies.

The now failed attempt by the FMF to rob workers from this significant collective bargaining right, is nothing but a brutal promotion of exploitative poverty employment conditions. Its main intention was to dismantle our country’s democratically  enshrined industrial relations framework, so as to promote labour market anarchy and poverty wages. We have successfully stopped this reactionary agenda.

We are delighted at the Court’s emphatic decision that “…the (Free Market Foundation) application cannot succeed and must be dismissed in its entirety…” (extract from page 45 of the judgment).

We will continue to resist any further attempts by the FMF or any of their supporting agents, to resuscitate this matter, and hope that they will now accept that they were wrong.

SACTWU was a respondent in the matter.

Issued by
Andre Kriel, SACTWU, General Secretary
For comment contact SACTWU Deputy General Secretary Chris Gina on office number 031 3011351 or cell number 082 90 9456

Some more of whats happening at Source Africa this year……….

Venue: CTICC
SACTWU Fashion Imbizo
Topics & Speakers TBC

WEDNESDAY, 8 JUNE 2016 – 08:30am – 10:00am
Venue: Room 2.61 – 2.66, CTICC
Topic: AGOA – The Africa Advantage
Moderator/Panellist: Clay E. Hickson, Vice President, Strategy and Business Development,
Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production (WRAP), USA
Paul Pleva, Regional Trade Adviser/Regional Economist, USAID/Southern Africa
Finn Holm-Olsen, Director, Trade Promotion & AGOA, USAID Contractor, East Africa Trade and Investment Hub, Kenya
Tim Armstrong, Investment Promotion Director, Textile Development Unit, The Ministry of Industry and Trade, Tanzania
Geerish Bucktowonsing, Divisional Manager Textiles, Enterprise Mauritius
Shakeel Meer, Divisional Executive: Chemicals and Textiles, Industrial Development Corporation (IDC), South Africa

The Red Carpet Fashion Show 2016 set to take place at The Bay Hotel in Camps Bay By Melissa in Awards, Fashion, Lifestyle

Red Carpet Concepts announces the 6th Red Carpet Fashion Show in partnership with Prestige Magazine, taking place at The Bay Hotel in Camps Bay on Saturday, 17 September, 2016.

The evening is dedicated to showcasing local and international couture fashion and jewellery designers together with incredible local contemporary artist’s work displayed around the venue.

Sandy B will host the welcoming of guests with a live performance by The Lone Ranger. Guests will be greeted with exquisite complimentary gourmet canapés from Mediterranean Delicacies accompanied by flowing Method Cap de Classic sparkling wines and delectable cocktails.

Tides boasts the ideal backdrop for the Spring / Summer fashion show with Camps Bay’s gorgeous sweeping white vistas and aqua blue ocean. Before departure guests are invited to the after party at Sandy B with cool beats by top SA DJs, before collecting their decadent gift bags upon departure.

Ticket prices are R695 for the evening ensemble ticket, which includes catering, cocktails, MCC, fashion show and access to the after party at Sandy B. Preferential rates available for Village & Life Accommodation. Limited tickets are available, and can be purchased via Quicket.

Mark Langer is new CEO at Hugo Boss

Courtesy: Hugo Boss

German luxury fashion house Hugo Boss has promoted its Chief Financial Officer Mark Langer as the company’s Chairman and CEO.

Langer joined Hugo Boss 13 years ago, becoming Chief Financial Officer and member of the Managing Board in 2010, the company said.

Langer replaces Claus-Dietrich Lahrs, who stepped down in February following a slump in sales. He was Hugo Boss’ CEO for eight years.

Supervisory Board Chairman Michel Perraudin said, “I am convinced that appointing Mark Langer is absolutely the right decision, especially in the current situation. Langer has our complete confidence. With the actions already taken within the last couple of months, he has acted quickly and shown great determination as well as strategic foresight.”

On his part, Langer said, “I am very much looking forward to taking over this challenging and responsible task. Due to my years of work for Hugo Boss I have a clear understanding of the company’s potential and know what we need to do to get it back on track for profitable and sustainable growth.” (SH)

Fibre2Fashion News Desk – India


Did you Know…….

  • Did  you know that the skirt is the second oldest women’s garment in history?
  • Shoe designer, Christian Louboutin, who is famous for his red-soled footwear, released a limited edition heel with baby blue soles so that brides would have that “something blue” on their wedding day!
  • The Beret, a hat typically associated with France, actually dates back as far as the Roman Empire, and far from being a fashion accessory, often made up part of a military uniform.


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