National Textile Bargaining Council

Welcome to the National Textile Bargaining Council


The Labour Relations Act (LRA) makes provision for the setting up of bargaining councils for each of the major sectors in South Africa. The bargaining councils consist of representatives from the major unions and employer groups within each of the sectors and their main purpose is to reach consensus on terms and conditions of their specific industries. The terms and conditions agreed on by the councils are contained in a collective or main agreement.

The Main Agreement allows each sector to develop - through consensus between labour and employers - terms and conditions that are appropriate to that sector.

The LRA contains certain guidelines and provisions for the setting up of a bargaining council. The unions and employer groups in the council should respectively represent the majority of workers and employers in the sector.


Once a collective agreement has been agreed on, it is gazetted by the Minister of Labour. Its terms then extend to all of the workers and employers in the sector, including those who are not members of the union/s or employer group/s represented on the bargaining council.

Amendments to the Main Agreement
Gazette Number  Agreement Number  Date  
40673
R.78 /R.430
10 March 2017
38841R.451 / R.45205 June 2015
37993R. 71512 September 2014
36544R. 41214 June 2013
34910R. 506 January 2012
33782 R. 1094 26 November 2010
33385 R. 635  23 July 2010
32781 R. 1151  11 December 2009
31799 R. 38  23 January 2009  
30969 R. 430  18 April 2008  
29578 R. 78  09 February 2007  

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Government Gazette - 40673 - 10 March 2017
Government Gazette - 38841 - 05 June 2015
Government Gazette - 37993 - 12 September 2014
Government Gazette - 36544 - 14 June 2013
Government Gazette - 34910 - 06 Janaury 2012
Government Gazette - 33782 - 26 November 2010
Government Gazette - 33385 - 23 July 2010
Government Gazette - 32781 - 11 December 2009
Government Gazette - 31799 - 23 January 2009
Government Gazette - 30969 - 18 April 2008
Government Gazette - 29578 -9 February 2007

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