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UASA’s suggestions for SONA: Tackle Eskom, labour unrest, wasteful spending and corruption

With only two days left before Pres. Jacob Zuma’s 2015 State of the Nation Address

Nene could neutralise all the benefits gained from lower fuel prices

The price of all grades of petrol will drop by 93c a litre next week, the Department of Energy said on Friday.


The price of diesel (0.05% and 0.005% sulphur) will decrease by R1.02 a litre, illuminating paraffin will drop by R1.36 a litre and the maximum retail price of liquid petroleum gas will drop by R1.50/kg.


This will further ease the burden on consumers. We would like to caution consumers

Optimum Coal’s retrenchment intentions disappoint

Optimum Coal’s announced intention to retrench approximately 1 070 employees is disappointing

SA needs to know Zuma’s plans for business and job creation

The announcement by Stats SA that the headline Consumer Price Index annual inflation rate dropped 0.5

Competing for a piece of the job market: Guidelines for matrics and graduates

Thousands of matrics, certificate in hand, are keen to enter the job market.

Fuel price relief, unchanged inflation and interest rates bring early Christmas for consumers

Following on the previous announcement in the reduction in the price of fuel

Uasa says retirement reform delay is a major disservice to workers

While the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) has hailed the Treasury’s decision

Well-deserved fuel price relief over the Festive Season

The potential reduction in the price of petrol by between 40 and 44c per litre and diesel by around 56c per litre

Strike at Simon’s Town Naval base temporarily averted

The intended strike action by UASA members at the SA Naval base in Simon’s Town

Government exploits workers through labour brokers

UASA cannot allow the continued exploitation of its members by the SA Navy.

Nene must explain how he plans to fix the economy


With investor confidence very low and expected growth figures hovering below 2%

Mobilising workers for basic rights and a sustainable future

UASA is in full support of World Day for Decent Work (WDDW) 2014

High time Cwele intervenes to end postal worker strike

UASA finds it inconceivable that the Minister of Telecommunications and Postal Services, Siyabonga Cwele, hasn’t as yet lifted a finger to intervene in the more than 3 months’ long postal worker’s strike.

 It is time Cwele wakes up to reality and takes action. The strike is allowed to continue amidst rampant corruption and maladministration (including reported travel costs of R114 million over a period of a mere 12 months) while businesses dependent on postal services are forced to close their doors, impacting our already ailing economy and job opportunities.

Conveniently, the Post Office wants government to bail it out of its predicament, but that would be the worst step government could take. Instead government should place the Post Office under administration, as has been done with certain municipalities, until it has been rid of corruption and maladministration, and can perform as an institution serving the public instead of being the cause of South Africans losing their businesses and livelihood.



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NEASA making grave mistake with court interdict against salary increases in metal and steel sector

The National Employers Association of South Africa (NEASA) has made a grave mistake