FOOTWEAR 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.
- Footwear Wage Agreement - (Download)
- History - (Download)
- Classification Form - (Download)
- Guide to Sector Classification Criteria Formal vs Semi Formal - (Please note that this is currently under discussion by the Sector Classification Criteria TASK Team and when completed the information will be updated.)