UASA Sector News: 13 July 2022
In picture: UASA representatives at Ekapa Diamond Mine Company in Kimberly.
Statement by Abigail Moyo, spokesperson of the trade union UASA:
UASA is pleased to have successfully concluded a recognition agreement with Ekapa Diamond Mine Company in Kimberly.
After three years of intense recruitment and negotiations, Ekapa grants UASA organizational rights within the entire workplace of Ekapa. Currently, UASA’s membership levels are sufficiently representative of the C lower and upper bands.
UASA is pleased that this recognition agreement will afford UASA and its members’ substantial growth opportunities and a platform for collective bargaining.
UASA have already established branches for the Women in mining (WIM) programmes with the management of Ekapa, is represented on the Mining Labour Forum and assisted members with the Section 189 processes.
As we advance, UASA is proud that through hard work and dedication, several female members of UASA will now be part of educational and developmental programmes through the WIM initiative. The WIM programme aims to ensure that females working in the mining industry receive fair opportunities to upskill themselves and advance their careers in this challenging, male-dominated industry.
We thank all UASA representatives and members who helped make this recognition agreement at Ekapa a reality.
For further enquiries or to set up a personal interview, contact Abigail Moyo at 065 170 0162.