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Cutting the wage bill should be a last resort at struggling SA Express

The surprise announcement by airline SA Express that they intend to cut down on their workforce without informing the relevant trade unions first, is as shocking as it is disappointing.

AMCU’s declared minority at Sibanye-Stillwater may bring an end to prolonged strike

UASA is pleased with outcome of the independent union membership verification by Sibanye-Stillwater and we trust this will end the prolonged AMCU strike at the mine.

IMF’s projected growth rate for South Africa a stark indication of possible job losses

Investment agency Moody’s granted South Africa a reprieve by not downgrading the country to junk status this time,

World Health Day a reminder of the importance of physical and mental health at work

UASA joins the World Health Organisation (WHO) in celebrating World Health Day on Sunday, 7 April 2019.

Unchanged interest rate decision a relief to financially stressed workers

UASA is relieved and pleased with the Reserve Bank’s monetary policy committee’s decision to hold off on hiking the interest rate and keeping it at 6,75% for now.

Expected sharp increase in fuel price will see workers struggle financially in April

UASA is most concerned about the expected sharp increase in the fuel price of about R1,35/litre, according to economists.

Kieswetter needs to restore SARS’s credibility

UASA wishes to congratulate and welcome the new Commissioner of the South African Revenue Service, Edward Kieswetter.

Looming job losses due to Eskom, carbon tax may well bring 2018 Q4 job gains to naught

The 87 000 jobs gained in the non-agricultural formal sector (business services, trade, community services and the transport industry) in Q4 2018 as announced earlier today by Statistics SA in its latest Quarterly Employment Statistics (QES) bulletin is pleasing and signal job creation.

The fight for Human Rights is everyone’s fight

UASA the Union would like to join the rest of South Africa in celebrating Human Rights day.

The Eskom effect on the average South African, micro- and medium-sized business devastating

Public Enterprise Minister Pravin Gordhan’s admission that he is unable to say when the rotational blackouts will come to an end is a clear indication of the trouble South Africa finds itself in.

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.

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.

BUSINESS RESCUE STATUS QUO / KOORNFONTEIN / OPTIMUM MINE AND OPTIMUM COAL TERMINAL: CORRECTION OF MEMORANDUM DATED MARCH 5, 2019

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.

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.