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Career success does not come easy. It takes hard work and determination.

But coupled with a positive attitude, strong interpersonal skills and technical capability, you can smoothe your pathway to success, says André Venter, spokesperson of the trade union UASA.

Uasa adopts a more progressive approach to labour brokers

Trade union’s new Call Centre will assist temporary workers

Statement by André Venter, spokesperson of UASA:

The trade union UASA agrees that some labour brokers give the industry a bad name and that the ideal would be to ensure a permanent job for all workers.

However, Cosatu’s Zwelinzima Vavi’s comment yesterday that next year will see the “mother of all battles” against labour brokers is problematic in the sense that we live in a real world where there will probably always be a need for temporary workers.

South Africa's water security crisis past the eleventh hour

Since March, this year, it has taken the trade union UASA three well-publicized, high-level seminars, an authoritative impact study, numerous meetings and a Section 77 application at Nedlac to bring home the message that South Africa is facing a gigantic water crisis. (The next meeting about the matter at Nedlac will take place either on 1 or 2 December 2010, when government, organized business and organized labour will be obliged to continue their discussions in terms of Section 77 of the Labour Relations Act.)

Shock findings on how decreased water quality and quantity could affect SA economy

Any decrease in the quality, and therefore usability, of water in South Africa by 1% may result in the loss of 200 000 jobs, a drop of 5,7% in disposable income per capita, and an increase of 5% or R18,1 billion in government spending.

UASA commends Cynthia Carroll, Anglo American as exemplary corporate citizens

UASA commends mining giant Anglo American Chief Executive Cynthia Carroll for publicly admitting that the mine’s environmental history leaves much to be desired.

Carroll also admitted in the past week that mining activities in Sishen are the reason why farms in the area are becoming increasingly dewatered.

In addition, Anglo was recently singled out as one of 125 mines coal mining without the necessary water permit.

UASA concerned about petrol price increase

UASA is concerned that the substantial increase of 20 cents per litre in the price of all grades of petrol next week, as announced by the Department of Minerals and Energy on Friday, may prove to be just one more blow to South Africa’s still struggling workers and consumers.

Poor economic outlook means workers have the short end of the stick

Workers are increasingly under threat, because since the 2008 great depression the world of work has gradually changed and continues to change

Unemployment, poor economic growth the result of SARB interest rate increases?

The South African Reserve Bank (SARB) should move away from the utilisation of interest rates to keep inflation within its target range.

Hawks’ actions will bring positive growth figures to nought

The release of South Africa’s economic growth figures today must be seen against a background of a looming recession

Shocking SAA losses a call to reality

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan’s confirmation that SAA had made a shocking loss of R4.7bn in the 2014-’15 financial year, and the projected loss of R1,8bn for 2015-’16 is a call to face reality.

SARB made the correct decision in leaving interest rate unchanged

The South African Reserve Banks Monetary Policy Committee’s decision to leave the repo rate unchanged at 7% per annum is a positive step under the circumstances.