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Drop in unemployment likely the result of shrinking labour force

The drop in South Africa’s unemployment figure to 26,7% in the last quarter of 2017 as announced in Statistics SA’s quarterly labour force survey today could be misleading.

Sugar wage demands presented to the employers

Organised labour(UASA/FAWU/AMCU) in the sugar industry  had a pre-wage conference for 2 days to put together a list of demands. 

Paper and Pulp wage negotiations 2018

The dates for 2018 wage negotiations has been agreed to. We will keep you informed regarding progress made. Click here to see dates

Deadline for PSIRA certificate renewal is 31 March 2018

You are reminded to get your certificate renewed by 31 March 2018. Read More

Miranda de Abreu reaches the 50 YEARS’ SERVICE milestone

Miranda started working on 11 December 1967 as Administration Clerk with the SA Railway & Harbour Union which later changed to Transnet Employees Union.

UASA representative’s ear cut and stripped naked near Kusile power station

Statement by Andre Venter, spokesperson of the trade union UASA:

There is enough room and necessity for interest rate reductions in early 2018

UASA regrets that the South African Reserve Bank’s Monetary Policy Committee did not find it necessary to lower the interest rate today.



UASA awards a total of 20 (twenty) study grants annually.

Matrics looking to further their education should not focus on universities only

UASA congratulates the 2017 matric class on their excellent result. Well done to all!

Happy New Year

1 Jan 2018

Don't ever underestimate the role you can play in 2018

With a turbulent 2017 almost behind us, I suppose all of us will approach this time of the year with an eagerness and glad that the festive season, with its usual holiday atmosphere, family reunions and celebrations, is drawing near and that we can try and relax at least for a while.

Bleak Christmas as Captured Denel Fails to Pay Salaries– FEDUSA

The Federation of Unions of South Africa (FEDUSA) has strongly condemned the Board and management of DENEL, for its failure to pay the 13th cheque and salaries of 4000 personnel, of which, many belong to UASA members, an affiliate of FEDUSA. In a letter to staff after meeting union leadership, management confirmed the company’s cash crisis.

UASA in full support of Ramaphosa and his New Deal economic vision

UASA welcomes the election of Cyril Ramaphosa as ANC president.

Denel confirms cash crisis, workers still without their self-funded bonuses

State-owned company Denel today confirmed its cash crisis and admitted that it was defaulting on supplier payments and 13th cheques to employees.