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Retrenching 538 highly qualified Denel (AMG)/SAAF employees a futile exercise

The retrenchment of 538 Denel employees as of 14 February 2013, confirmed by Major Gen Mbambo (Acting Chief of the Air Force) from the South Africa Air Force earlier this week, will without a doubt jeopardise the South African Air Force’s defence capabilities.

UASA ready to fight tooth and nail to stop Amplats’ flawed retrenchment plan in its tracks

UASA will fight tooth and nail to defend its members’ rights after Amplats announced its plans to reduce its mining and processing footprint by retrenching  a total of 14 000 workers. The process Amplats intends to follow is flawed and not in accordance with labour legislation.

UASA fully supportive of ANC’s integrity commission

The ANC’s announcement of the establishment of an integrity commission sends out very noble and strong signals.

UASA members intimidated, receive death threats in farm strikes

UASA strongly opposes the intimidation of our members who choose not to take part in the farm worker strikes in the Western Cape.

Government urged to take decisive action to lower the death toll on SA roads

The carnage on South Africa’s roads during the festive season and during the rest of the year can’t simply be blamed on hooligan drivers.

Matrics must make informed choice about their future

On Thursday, 2 January 2013, South Africa’s 2012 matriculants will know their fate.

Many matriculants will go on to tertiary education, while others will enter the rather bleak-looking job market. Both ways, informed choices are required.

Mangaung needs to produce a workable plan for a better South Africa

The ANC has a responsibility towards South Africans to emerge from its national conference in Mangaung with a realistic and workable plan for the country.

Uneven import/export playing field hurts manufacturing production

The trade union UASA agrees with economist Mike Schussler's observation that manufacturing production is currently at 2006 levels.

The uneven playing field in respect of import/export is a huge challenge for manufacturing production in South Africa.

UASA members encouraged to take part in e-tolling protest actions

UASA, having advised its members that they may participate in the national protests against e-tolling, unless they are part of essential services, expects that its members will take part in tomorrow’s national e-tolling protests in great numbers.


The Federation of Unions of South Africa (FEDUSA) advises members of its affiliated trade unions who wish to participate in national protest action against the implementation of the electronic tolling system on Gauteng freeways.

E-tolling saga makes mockery of so-called consultation process

The e-tolling saga is yet another example of the ANC government making a mockery of so-called consultation processes on important issues.

UASA looking forward to a stable mining year with a low accident rate in 2013

It is with deep regret that UASA has learned of the death of yet another miner,

UASA addresses mining management in open letter: The terrible effect of unprotected strikes on our members

Statement by André Venter, spokesperson of UASA:

The trade union UASA has sent an open letter about unprotected strikes and the effect of these on UASA members to the excutive officers of Impala Platinum, Lonmin, Anglo Platinum and Rustenburg.

UASA in talks with 1time about the future of union members

It is with utter shock that we have received notification from the CEO of 1 Time Airlines that the airline will be liquidated. UASA, representing  approximately 50 employees at the airline,