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Youth are crying out for job opportunities and a chance to prove their worth in the economy

On Youth Day, 16 June, we look back to the 1976 Soweto Uprisings led by students against the forced use of Afrikaans as the language of instruction in black schools.

UASA secures 6% wage increase in sugar sector amidst difficult circumstances

UASA negotiated a 6% across the board  increase for its members in the sugar and refining industry.

UASA teaches female employees how to deal with gender-based violence in the workplace

Female employees at UASA’s head office in Roodepoort received training on how to address and deal with gender-based violence at work,

UASA applauds Mboweni initiative to curb expenses in local government

UASA welcomes Finance Minister Tito Mboweni’s initiative to put an end to local government officials’ big spending habits.

Zero Harm in the mining sector possible, but still distant

Mining is becoming safer in South Africa but the goal of Zero Harm is still distant. So far this year 17 fatalities were recorded and 881 injuries on duty.

Uncertainty with the SARB is doing damage to the economy

If ever there was a time for pres. Cyril Ramaphosa to show his leadership and that he is indeed in charge, this is it.

Happy Eid al-Fitr

Eid Mubarak to all our brothers and sisters. Wishing you a happy Eid al-Fitr!

Shocking growth rate calls for policy changes

The shocking growth rate of -3,2% in the first quarter of 2019 compared to the last quarter of 2018

Entertainment industry works towards own bargaining council

UASA has hosted the second of  two workshops in conjunction with the South African Guild of Actors (SAGA)

One injury or death is one too many

UASA has learnt with sadness of an incident that took place yesterday, 30 May 2019, at one of the Harmony mines in the Free State which has resulted in the passing of one of our members.

Repo rate must come down to make investments profitable and create jobs

As widely expected, the South African Reserve Bank’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) announced this afternoon that the repo rate will be left unchanged at 6.75%.

UASA welcomes new cabinet

UASA welcomes pres. Cyril Ramaphosa’s Cabinet appointments as announced last night.

UASA congratulates Magda on 25 years of service

UASA congratulates Magda Erasmus, our claims administrator in the Finance department at Head office on 25 years of service.