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UASA takes a stand against exploitation

Amathole Forestry fixed-term contracts workers face retrenchment after 20 years

UASA salutes good employers on World Aids Day

With World AIDS Day approaching on 1 December 2011, the trade union UASA is relieved to learn that a new study by the Actuarial Society of South Africa (ASSA) shows that South Africa’s AIDS deaths have dropped by nearly 25 percent, from 257 000 six year ago to 194 000 last year. According to the research the drop is due to scaled up access to life-saving drugs, which government for years had refused to provide. 

Lightning strikes UASA Head Office

Lightning struck UASA Head Office during a recent severe thunder storm. This resulted in some of the electronic equipment in the office being damaged.

While most of the damage has been repaired, some of the equipment such as certain telephone connections are stil inoperative.

We apologise for the inconvenience  and can assure you that we are working at great speed to get everything back to normal again.


COP 17 - more "said" than "done"?

We're going to have to wait and see if SA government is serious

Expansion of SA economy disappointing

Economic growth not sufficient to support job creation and alleviation of unemployment

Steamrolling of POIB through parliament heralds nothing positive for SA democracy

Could lead to a dark future

Unchanged repo rate the right decision

Economy still sluggish and workers struggling to keep up with high fuel and electricity prices

Koos Bezuidenhout newly elected president of FEDUSA

Koos names ten critical rules for survival of trade unions

Hope beckons, but for now fuel price hike still means increased misery for workers and the poor

Not only motorists are in for more pain, but the millions who cannot afford their own vehicles

Hope beckons, but for now fuel price hike still

The trade union Uasa is appalled at yet another sharp hike in the fuel price as announced by the Department of Energy today. 

The price of R10,77/ℓ (up 23c/ℓ for all grades of petrol) for 95 octane petrol in Gauteng and R10,01/ℓ for diesel might prove more than workers can bear.  

It is not only motorists who are in for more pain, but the millions who cannot afford their own vehicles and have to rely on public transport to get around, that will suffer the consequences of this. The fact that the price hike was prompted by international oil prices coming down while the rand continues weakening may be correct in economic terms, but only means misery for the poor. 

Consumers are reaching a saturation point where it will become impossible to squeeze another cent out of them. 

A ray of hope may be that many producers and retailers are not in a position to let the consumer carry the entire increase burden as consumer demand is low and the economy sluggish. 

Economists foresee that the fuel price can drop in the near future if consumer demand in Europe stays low, and in the event that the rand recovers if the European debt crisis can be kept at bay.


Government intervention needed to ward off negative effects of toll roads on the South African consumer

Arrogance of institutions like Sanral will have a negative impact on our economy