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Access to TERS benefit helps restore dignity of workers excluded from UIF claims

UASA welcomes Employment and Labour Minister Thulas Nxesi’s decision to allow workers who do not qualify for UIF claims to apply for the Temporary Employer/Employee Relief Scheme (Ters) benefit.

Personal responsibility now of the utmost importance with the reactivation of the economy

UASA is pleased with Pres. Cyril Ramaphosa’s announcement that the South African economy will be to a large extent allowed to return to normal as from 1 June 2020, under lockdown level 3 regulations.

Happy Africa Day: Call for better workers' rights

Africa Day, the annual commemoration of the foundation of the African Union (AU) previously known as the Organisation of African Unity (OAU), came into existence 57 years ago and has been celebrated on 25 May ever since. The day also serves as a reminder to unite as Africans on the continent towards a better Africa for all.

UASA ready to initiate legal action if Denel breaches contract with employees

 UASA wrote to the chairperson of the Denel board Ms. Monhla Hlahla, seeking clarity on the salaries matter but without any success.

Personal care industry is ready to resume operations under level-3 lockdown

UASA members in the personal care sector (hair & beauty) are ready to start operating again while fighting the spread of Covid-19.

Covid-19 Update

As we look forward to the introduction and implementation of lockdown with level 3 regulations in South Africa at the end of the month, UASA is steadfast in its belief that returning to economic activities in conjunction with adhering to stringent health and safety standards is as important as staying safe and preventing the spread of the coronavirus.

MPC decision to lower repo rate again will boost economy; assist cash-strapped workers

The Monetary Policy Committee of the South African Reserve Bank has made the correct decision by lowering the repo rate once more by 50 basis points to 3.75%.

UASA objects to Denel’s unilateral decision to not pay salaries in May, June and July

UASA has written to Monhla Hlahla, chairperson of the Denel board, expressing our dismay at and rejecting CEO Danie du Toit’s letter regarding Denel’s unilateral decision to not pay its employees for 3 months.  

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