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SA must stand together against culture of waste and corruption – UASA

UASA is 100% in agreement with finance minister Pravin Gordhan statements on the culture of waste and corruption that has taken hold of South Africa  – we are ready to work alongside him to prevent this culture from spreading even further.

Fuel price shock may lead to job losses as employers are forced to cut costs

The trade union UASA is shocked at the steep petrol price hike coming into effect next Wednesday.

SDP’s job creation aims ambitious, regulatory environment for SME’s would need revising

Statement by Jacques Hugo, CCO of UASA:

The trade union UASA supports National Planning Minister Trevor Manuel in his quest for a more transparent, effective and productive civil service.


SACOTU calls for tighter regulation following Marikana Massacre

The South African Confederation of Trade Unions (SACOTU) noted with utter shock the events at the Lonmin mine in Marikana last week.  Both SACOTU federations, namely the Federation of Unions of South Africa (FEDUSA) and National Council of Trade Unions (NACTU) have had in-depth deliberations over the weekend and agreed to call for stricter regulation to avoid future negative repercussions.

UASA supports HPCSA’s tariff guidelines in order to ensure accessible health services

Statement by André Venter, spokesperson of UASA:

Until South Africa finds a healthy balance between struggling state hospitals and frequently overcharging private hospitals and medical institutions, we shouldn’t be too surprised to hear the loud objections of health professionals in the private sector.


Smaller trade union’s fight for recognition at the core of Lonmin tragedy

Statement by André Venter, spokesperson of UASA:

The tragedy of the deaths of 10 people at Lonmin could well indicate the beginning of the end for Cosatus’ slogan One industry one union.

UASA welcomes cut in interest rates, but urges government and business to work with unions to strengthen SA economy

The trade union UASA is delighted about the Reserve Bank’s monetary policy committee to cut interest rates with 0,5%.

Instead of expensive purchases, Government should focus on lowering personal income tax

Government’s apparent insensitivity towards the plight of the South African tax payer and the country’s poor has once again been demonstrated by its plans to buy a R2,1 billion jet to transport President Zuma, says Koos Bezuidenhout, CEO of the trade union UASA.

A small part of the nation’s savings on fuel could have made a huge dent in e-tolling debt

UASA celebrates the considerable drop in the petrol price coming into effect at midnight tomorrow.

Hands off our workers’ pensions! ANC’s absurd plan will alienate investors

The trade union UASA vehemently opposes the ANC’s proposed plans to push private pension and life assurance money into state enterprises and development finance instruments.

We have said it before and will repeat it now: Hands off our personal savings!

UASA concludes irrelevant debate around its 2012 Employment Report

Award winning economist Mike Schüssler presented this year’s UASA Employment Report (11th) to the media and the public on 4 May 2012.

We are highly disappointed that AIDC and a few other individuals chose to discredit UASA and Schussler by making certain inaccurate assumptions and statements about the report which, as usual, has been consistent with the aim of UASA – namely that we wish to stimulate debate towards finding solutions to poverty and unemployment in the country.

International assembly of trade unions calls on governments to defend sustainability

Just short of 400 representative of trade unions from across the globe have called on governments to undertake a process of profound change in all areas of economic life, thus defending the sustainability of the planet, its inhabitants and future generations at the Second Trade Union Assembly on Labour and Environment which was held in Rio de Janeiro this week.

UASA welcomes court ruling on accountability for damage during strike actions

UASA welcomes the ruling by the Constitutional Court in respect of trade unions that will be held accountable for damage to property during strike action.

UASA welcomes drop in fuel price

The expected drop of 54c per litre in the fuel price next Wednesday will bring much needed and welcome relief for workers who have to make use of private transport to get to work and back on a daily basis.