2016 S&V Newsletter No 14, April 11
S&V Footwear and Leather Goods / S&V African Leather
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Against background of inflation and short time, wage negotiation ‘season’ begins
Durban (SA) – Following the first round of wage negotiations between employers and unions in the General Goods & Handbags section last week, both NULAW and SACTWU were demanding 11.5%, down from their starting positions of 15% and 12% respectively, according to Gerald Naidoo, general secretary of the National Bargaining Council of the Leather Industry of SA.
SAFLEC to exhibit in Turkey and Japan
Durban (SA) – SAFLEC has invited manufacturers to apply to exhibit at trade fairs in Turkey and Japan.
Fram production restored after power spike
Johannesburg (SA) – Most production at BBF Safety Group’s Fram division was halted for almost 2 days after a suspected electrical spike burnt out the motors on 2 machines over the weekend of April 2 and 3.
Durban (SA) – SAFLIA will host seminars on amendments to the Labour Relations Act (LRA) in Durban, Cape Town and Port Elizabeth. Dates have yet to be finalised, but they will probably be a month apart, starting in May. – [0800SAFLIA, email@example.com]
Cape Town (SA) – Fahiem Frizlar recently joined the Bolton Footwear Group as marketing manager. He has more than 14 years’ experience in the marketing industry, mostly in retail. He has been building brands in various marketing positions at Woolworths in their menswear department, Ackermans in homeware and new store openings division, RCS looking after its RCS retail store card portfolio, and marketing manager at Sports Illustrated magazine.
ABSA Agri Trends 05/04: Hides & skins prices
The average hide price traded higher over the past week at R14.15/kg green. Hide prices are determined by the average of RMAA and independent companies.
They Said It
"She is still sulking about her birthday not being mentioned in the S&V Newsletter." - Bernadine Sweet, PA to the MD at Little Slipper, about CEO Kate Horne.
Charlie Meyer, retired former engineer at Jordan Shoes, died last Thursday.
Birthdays this week
11/04/1957: Isak Jacob Viljoen, Health Shoes & Accessories Centre, Nelspruit.
In Memoriam this week
13/04/2014: Theuns JK Viljoen (b. 25/12/1942), Divac, George.
Importer of Exclusive “best in class” International Brands - seeks agents countrywide
Shirnat Fashion International wishes to appoint agents. Targeted Distribution Channels: Department Stores, Fashion Boutiques, Outdoor Lifestyle. Product categories include: backpacks, Women’s and Men’s footwear, outerwear, Designer Handbags, Outdoor Branded Apparel, Accessories, Footwear.
University Student Backpacks – Lifetime Warrantee - all areas EXCEPT Gauteng.
Women’s footwear – Famous USA and European Fashion Brands - all areas.
Women’s Handbags - Famous USA Fashion Brand - all areas.
Men’s footwear – Denim friendly work-styled boots and shoes, deerskin moccasins - all areas. Where viable, preference will be given to agents specialising in one of these product categories.
Reply to: firstname.lastname@example.org
SALE OF BUSINESS
Well established business looking to sell retail operations, 2 stores plus online business and wholesale operations.
Email email@example.com for details
News & Classifieds: Tony Dickson, +27 (0)31 209 7505, firstname.lastname@example.org
Next newsletter: April 18, 2016