FOOTWEAR WAGE NEGOTIATIONS


Wage Negotiations

FOOTWEAR WAGE NEGOTIATIONS:

SAFLIA represents its membership at wage negotiations. It is generally believed that the collective bargaining process has a more beneficial outcome for all parties, rather than negotiating at the individual firm level.

The footwear industry has an established 3-tier sector classification and wage structure. The industry has been complemented by various institutions as this structure has enabled the industry to recover from a precarious situation brought about by imports of cheap Chinese products. The 3 tiers are termed the Formal Sector, Semi-Formal Sector and Informal Sector.