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UASA meets IndustriALL

IndustriALL General Secretary Mr Valter Sanches together with Ms Paule France Ndessomin, IndustriALL Regional Secretary for Sub-Saharan Africa, visited UASA’s head office in Florida, Roodepoort, South Africa, on 16 April 2019 to officially welcome UASA to IndustriALL.

Easter Holidays Break

The long awaited Easter break is finally upon us and for most people this means travelling far and wide to reunite with family members or to catch a break from the busy city life.

Expected fuel price increase will cripple workers with colder weather coming up

Increases in the fuel price have become a monthly constant, putting ever more pressure on workers’ finances.

Wood, Paper and Pulp Shop Stewards meeting in Durban

Shop stewards in the Wood, Paper and Pulp sectors met at UASA Durban service centre on the 11th of April to discuss the wage negotiation mandate for the upcoming wage negotiations on the 14th of May 2019. 

Cutting the wage bill should be a last resort at struggling SA Express

The surprise announcement by airline SA Express that they intend to cut down on their workforce without informing the relevant trade unions first, is as shocking as it is disappointing.

AMCU’s declared minority at Sibanye-Stillwater may bring an end to prolonged strike

UASA is pleased with outcome of the independent union membership verification by Sibanye-Stillwater and we trust this will end the prolonged AMCU strike at the mine.

IMF’s projected growth rate for South Africa a stark indication of possible job losses

Investment agency Moody’s granted South Africa a reprieve by not downgrading the country to junk status this time,

World Health Day a reminder of the importance of physical and mental health at work

UASA joins the World Health Organisation (WHO) in celebrating World Health Day on Sunday, 7 April 2019.

Unchanged interest rate decision a relief to financially stressed workers

UASA is relieved and pleased with the Reserve Bank’s monetary policy committee’s decision to hold off on hiking the interest rate and keeping it at 6,75% for now.

Expected sharp increase in fuel price will see workers struggle financially in April

UASA is most concerned about the expected sharp increase in the fuel price of about R1,35/litre, according to economists.

Kieswetter needs to restore SARS’s credibility

UASA wishes to congratulate and welcome the new Commissioner of the South African Revenue Service, Edward Kieswetter.

The fight for Human Rights is everyone’s fight

UASA the Union would like to join the rest of South Africa in celebrating Human Rights day.

Looming job losses due to Eskom, carbon tax may well bring 2018 Q4 job gains to naught

The 87 000 jobs gained in the non-agricultural formal sector (business services, trade, community services and the transport industry) in Q4 2018 as announced earlier today by Statistics SA in its latest Quarterly Employment Statistics (QES) bulletin is pleasing and signal job creation.

The Eskom effect on the average South African, micro- and medium-sized business devastating

Public Enterprise Minister Pravin Gordhan’s admission that he is unable to say when the rotational blackouts will come to an end is a clear indication of the trouble South Africa finds itself in.