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Standard Bank branch closures a sign of things to come – are South Africa’s workers ready for change?

The Standard Bank branch closures that will leave 1200 employees jobless is a sure sign of things to come. The Fourth Industrial Revolution is manifesting itself in real terms.


It is evident from the information provided by the Business Rescue Practitioners (“BRPs”) that Koornfontein Mine employees would be paid two (2) month’s salary was both pre-emptive and irresponsible.

Shop Stewards meeting in Cape Town

UASA COO Mr Shadrack Motloung together with Divisional Manager of General Sectors Mr Johan van Niekerk and Sector Manager Gerhard Ueckermann were in Cape Town during the week where they hosted a meeting with Shop stewards from Personal Care, General and Metal Sectors.

Congratulations Andre Van Zyl

UASA would like to congratulate Mr Andre van Zyl our Operational Manager in the Specialist Division for 15 years of service.

Jacques Hugo appointed UASA CEO

UASA is proud to announce the permanent appointment of Jacques Hugo as its new Chief Executive Officer with effect from 1st of March 2019, as decided by the National Executive Committee at its meeting on 15 February 2019. 

Tax payers to carry the burden of Eskom’s failure once more

The National Energy Regulator of South Africa’s (Nersa) approval of electricity hikes of 9.41%, 8.1% and 5.2% for the next three financial years,

Mines must prioritise zero-harm and build on the turnaround in fatalities

While the drop in worker fatalities to 81 in the mining sector in 2018, as announced by the Department of Mineral Resources on Friday, is good news there are no grounds for complacency.

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Workers will pay for the higher fuel price and toll gate fees in more ways than one

The 74c more per litre of petrol and almost R1 per litre of diesel that workers will pay as from Wednesday, combined with the increase in toll gate fees that came into effect on Friday will have a negative effect on the economy. Workers are already cash-strapped with disposable income at a minimum.

Farewell Richard Samuel

UASA on the 28th of February said goodbye to one of its long service employee.

Sector Meeting: Coal Branches

UASA on the 22nd of February was involved in the coal sectorial quarterly meeting held at the Anglo Coal Training and Development Centre (ACTDS) in Emalahleni.

Ramaphosa meets promises by opening Gamsberg Mine

Pres. Cyril Ramaphosa today opened the Gamsberg mine near Aggeneys in the Northern Cape. He was accompanied by Minister of Minerals Gwede Mantashe and Vendata Limited International CEO, Ms Deshnee Naidoo.

Last chance to submit comment on the Performers Protection Amendment Bill

The Performers Protection Amendment Bill was passed in Parliament in December and has now been sent to the National Council of Provinces for concurrence.