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Time to deregister unions not playing by the rules

The trade union UASA is horrified by the death of yet another union member and another wounded at Lonmin.

We are also saddened by Glencore Xstrata’s decision to sack 1 000 workers across three of its chrome mines in South Africa for going on illegal strike last week following a dispute at the mines near Steelpoort, northeast of Johannesburg in Limpopo province.

Government, private sector must create environment for economic growth and job creation

Slow economic growth a reason for concern

Youth unemployment needs decisive commitment from government now

UASA is heartened by the news that a group of 15 youth organisations from civil society drew up a national charter and mapped out a practical agenda to tackle youth unemployment over the next decade.

UASA helps save thousands of jobs at Amplats From 14 000 to a projected 1300

Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) will now reduce the number of effective positions to a projected 1300 based on certain assumptions as part of the mine’s large scale restructuring process announced in January this year, saving thousands of jobs.


UASA’s opinion is that as long as AMCU persist with “the winner takes all” attitude at Lonmin, no agreement on centralised collective bargaining which binds in all trade unions will be possible. This means that the turbulence in respect of labour relations at Lonmin could continue for some time to come.

NDP the answer to labour anarchy

The trade union UASA wholeheartedly supports finance minister Pravin Gordan opinion that South Africa is at a cross-roads over renewed labour unrest in the mining sector

Anglo American retrenchment reduction simply not enough

Anglo American Platinum needs to engage with the trade union UASA and other organisations in organised labour to discuss the complex economic challenges facing the entire platinum industry.

Workers’ vicious financial cycle never-ending

The release by the Bureau of Market Research of the latest Consumer Vulnerability Index clearly emphasises the point that workers are trapped in a vicious financial cycle, and something will have to give.

The UASA South African Employment Report: Volume 12: Where my salary goes

The 2013 UASA South African Employment Report (SAER) shows that for the first time, the average employee’s disposable salary is fewer than 70% of his gross salary. The South African worker's take-home pay is under enormous strain!

Reach for a Dream to benefit by UASA annual golf day

Ten children suffering from life threatening diseases are to benefit from the trade union UASA’s annual golf day this year.

UASA exhorts mining sector to approach wage negotiations in a responsible manner

With wage negotiations in the mining sector starting next month, the trade union UASA urges all stakeholders to approach the negotiations in a responsible manner.

Magara can lead Lonmin to new heights

Appointment will benefit stakeholders, shareholders and workers alike

Sibanye retrenchment plans will result in misery for workers

UASA is most concerned about yet another mine planning to lay off a few thousand already hard-hit workers.

UASA: Getting water smart is no longer an option, but a necessity.

Getting smart at Water Management is no longer just an option, but a necessity, says Dr. Charlotte du Toit, CEO of Plus Economics,