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In Memoriam: Francois Rossouw

It is with great sadness that we learnt of the passing away of our colleague and union stalwart Francois Rossouw. 

We need to break out of the poverty of ambition- And become rich givers

We live in a world where there is a growing tendency of people suffering from a poverty of ambition. Former US President Barack Obama explained this during his Annual Mandela Day Lecture at the Wanderers Stadium yesterday.

Paper and Pulp members get 7.75% increase

The parties in the Paper and Pulp chamber of the Bargaining Council reached a full and final settlement agreement consisting of the following elements:

Personal Care Chronicle: July 2018

Please read extracts from the July 2018 Bargaining Council Chronicle

Gold Wage negotiations

UASA tabled its demands on behalf of UASA members when wage negotiations kicked off yesterday.

Paper and Pulp wage dispute

The CCMA Commissioner suggested that the following elements could facilitate a settlement agreement:

Members at Enstra Paper settle on 8% wage increase

UASA and Enstra Paper entered into a multiyear wage agreement whereby our members will get an 8% wage adjustment with effect from 1 July 2018. Based on the average inflation rate for the period June 2018 and May 2019,

Long service awards:

Chief Corporate Officer Jacques Hugo presented two of our colleagues with long service certificates.

DMR must speed up investigation into Sibanye-Stillwater fatalities and stick to due process

Mining company Sibanye-Stillwater's fatalities have reached disastrous proportions with 21 deaths since February this year.

Ramaphosa should make work of creating 1 million jobs as QES, QLFS results show that progress is slow

Two South African employment surveys, Stats SA’s Quarterly Employment Statistics (QES) and the Quarterly Labour Force Statistics (QLFS), differ in many ways, also in the employment story that they tell.

In Memoriam: Beyers Claassen

Dis met groot hartseer dat ons moet meedeel dat ons ou staatmaker-vriend en kollega Beyers Claassen vanoggend oorlede is.

Security Industry wage talks

Thabo Tsokela reports that there hasn’t been lot of progress as the employers didn’t attend the meeting on Wednesday and when they arrived on Thursday, they suggested they were informed by the CCMA the trade unions wanted Wednesday to caucus.

DENEL: Bad faith bargaining

BAD FAITH BARGAINING

STAFF SALARIES FOR JUNE AT RISK

Sugar wage dispute settled with 7.5% increase

Ravi Naidoo reports the good news that the Sugar Industry wage dispute has been settled. We have been able to deliver on the mandate given to us by the members and we settled on 7.5%, backdated 1 April.