UASA Media Release: 25 April 2023
Statement by Abigail Moyo, spokesperson of the trade union UASA:
Workers’ Day (1 May) is commemorated to celebrate workers’ hard work and contributions to the workforce and economy, as well as the critical role of organised labour in making the world of work a better place for all.
Climate change threatens jobs. Post-Covid-19 challenges have sunk companies. Inflation and interest rates make it hard for workers to survive without business owners keeping their expenses and prices low. We have all had to learn resilience.
However, for every misfortune, opportunities are found. With all its challenges, the 4th Industrial Revolution also brings new job creation and industrialisation prospects.
UASA encourages organisations and industry partners to consider sustainable solutions to save and create more jobs while embracing the challenges of the changing work environment and demand a just transition.
UASA urges labour organisations to continue looking after workers’ rights and relations. We have come far, but there is still more to be done. Safety, health and rights of workers are a priority to the workforce. Without sufficient workers and businesses, there is no future.
Organised labour has played a role and influenced change, but more still needs to be done to achieve the ideal workplace structure. Unions and workers must continue striving for change and leading the way to the best possible workplace.
Working together, we can change the workplace framework for the better. Labour organisations are essential in addressing economic challenges while engaging relevant parties and workers towards a common goal. UASA has chosen to be a game changer in the economic and labour space.
- Please watch this space – UASA will introduce an exciting new economic paradigm on 19 May.
Happy Workers’ Day to all!
For further enquiries or to set up a personal interview, contact Abigail Moyo at 065 170 0162.