UASA concludes irrelevant debate around its 2012 Employment Report
Award winning economist Mike Schüssler presented this year’s UASA Employment Report (11th) to the media and the public on 4 May 2012.
We are highly disappointed that AIDC and a few other individuals chose to discredit UASA and Schussler by making certain inaccurate assumptions and statements about the report which, as usual, has been consistent with the aim of UASA – namely that we wish to stimulate debate towards finding solutions to poverty and unemployment in the country.
International assembly of trade unions calls on governments to defend sustainability
Just short of 400 representative of trade unions from across the globe have called on governments to undertake a process of profound change in all areas of economic life, thus defending the sustainability of the planet, its inhabitants and future generations at the Second Trade Union Assembly on Labour and Environment which was held in Rio de Janeiro this week.
The expected drop of 54c per litre in the fuel price next Wednesday will bring much needed and welcome relief for workers who have to make use of private transport to get to work and back on a daily basis.
Reacting to the breaking news that the SKA will be shared and built in SA and Australia, the trade union UASA congratulates the Minister of Science and Technology and her team for doing an excellent job in ensuring that we will share the location for the world's most powerful radio telescope, the Square Kilometre Array, as announced by the scientific consortium in Amsterdam today.
AMD: Will the penny finally drop when Johannesburg’s Gold Reef City is flooded?
The trade union UASA is most dissatisfied and somewhat irritated by the fact that next to nothing has been done as such to stop the soon expected decanting of acid mine water in central Johannesburg, and particularly Gold Reef City.
Sugar industry workers to strike if wage negotiations are not brought back on track
The trade union UASA and other trade union parties reached a deadlock in its wage negotiations in the National Bargaining Council for the Sugar Manufacturing and Refining Industry late on Friday night, 11th May 2012.
Striking SAPO workers should get permanent positions
The fact that many workers have been employed in temporary positions by the post office for the past 10 years and despite various agreements with management still have not been permanently employed, make the prolonged strike by frustrated Gauteng Post Office workers understandable.
Postnet Strike: As you may be aware, the South African Post Office has been experiencing service interruptions for some time. This is due to an ongoing labour dispute involving contract workers and labour brokers.
Government tax policies driving South Africans into poverty – UASA
The Momentum Household Wealth Indicator released today shows that the financial wellness of South African households is under pressure. Most households need to work for an income, says the report, and there is not enough planning to allow their income to work for them.