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Long Service Award and Maccauvlei Certificates

Chief Corporate Officer Jacques Hugo presented two of our colleagues with long service certificates.

Slight fuel price adjustment welcome, but paraffin price increase a blow to the poor who need heating

The slight increase in the petrol price together with a slight drop in the price of diesel comes as a relief to workers and other South African consumers after the hefty increases over the past few months.


It is with great sadness that we announce the death of one of UASA General Secretaries Tom Rich that passed away yesterday at around 23:00 in the Robinson Hospital.

Low inflationary pressure keeps repo rate unchanged

As expected, the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) announced yesterday afternoon that the repo rate would be left unchanged.

Gold wage negotiations: Round no 2

Franz Stehring reports that the respective mining companies presented their current financial and life of mine profiles in response to organized labours’ demands, where after the Minerals Council of South gave the following feedback:

In Memoriam: Francois Rossouw

It is with great sadness that we learnt of the passing away of our colleague and union stalwart Francois Rossouw. 

We need to break out of the poverty of ambition- And become rich givers

We live in a world where there is a growing tendency of people suffering from a poverty of ambition. Former US President Barack Obama explained this during his Annual Mandela Day Lecture at the Wanderers Stadium yesterday.

Paper and Pulp members get 7.75% increase

The parties in the Paper and Pulp chamber of the Bargaining Council reached a full and final settlement agreement consisting of the following elements:

Personal Care Chronicle: July 2018

Please read extracts from the July 2018 Bargaining Council Chronicle

Gold Wage negotiations

UASA tabled its demands on behalf of UASA members when wage negotiations kicked off yesterday.

Members at Enstra Paper settle on 8% wage increase

UASA and Enstra Paper entered into a multiyear wage agreement whereby our members will get an 8% wage adjustment with effect from 1 July 2018. Based on the average inflation rate for the period June 2018 and May 2019,

Paper and Pulp wage dispute

The CCMA Commissioner suggested that the following elements could facilitate a settlement agreement:

Long service awards:

Chief Corporate Officer Jacques Hugo presented two of our colleagues with long service certificates.