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UASA Media Release:  24 March 2023

In picture, front row – from left: Carike Van Aswegen Pienaar – UASA Chair, Pine Pienaar – UASA Operational Manager (Minerals Division), Howard Marsden – General Manager at Ekapa Mine, Carmen Ward – ER Practitioner. Back row – from left: Johnny White – UASA Sector Manager (Minerals Division), Jacques Marx, Brain Maditse , Angie Kock , Cliff Cawood.

Statement by Abigail Moyo, spokesperson of the trade union UASA:

UASA, on behalf of its members, successfully negotiated and entered into a three-year wage-increase agreement with Ekapa Minerals.

The signed agreement is effective from 1 January 2023 to 31 December 2025.

UASA was recognised as a bargaining agent for its members at Ekapa Minerals in July 2022 after an almost decade-long battle.

In terms of the agreement:

  • C-Band employees will receive a 6.5% basic wage increase in years 1, 2 and 3.
  • Housing allowance for C-Band employees will increase by 6.5% in years 1, 2 and 3.
  • The standby allowance for the C-Band employees will increase from 5% to 5.5% as of 1 April 2023.
  • Shift allowances (rotation, and permanent afternoon and night) will increase when the basic wage increases.

For further enquiries or to set up a personal interview, contact Abigail Moyo at 065 170 0162.

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