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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.

DENEL: Bad faith bargaining

BAD FAITH BARGAINING

STAFF SALARIES FOR JUNE AT RISK

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.

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.

Eid Mubarak

Eid

Get away from the winter cold:

Enjoy lovely sunny whether on the South Coast at Marlicht while joining in the excitement of the world phenomenon of the sardine run.

Father's Day:

As we celebrate Father’s Day on Sunday, let us remember things they taught us, how they encouraged us and how their wisdom and caring helped shape our lives. Let us make them feel special on Sunday