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Personal Care Chronicle: June 2018

Please read extracts from the June 2018 Bargaining Council Chronicle

Paper & Pulp wage negotiations

Avril Kotze from our Durban office reports that CEPPAWU is sticking to its demand for a 12.27% wage increase, 

Hefty fuel price increase will put the poor under even more pressure

The hefty increase in the price of petrol, diesel and paraffin is cause for concern.

Sugar Bargaining Council: Wage negotiations

The dispute process in the council hit a snag when AMCU indicate that they want to be part of the wage dispute. We all know that they initially demanded separate negotiations with the employers but that their attempt failed.

Amanzi Bargaining Council: Wage negotiations

Wage negotiations in the Amanzi bargaining Council is progressing well and the next meeting will take place on 14 June 2018. 

Mining fatalities a huge concern

Mining fatalities spiked by a whopping 125% in May 2018, when 9 employees died underground compared to 4 in the same month last year.

Wage agreement signed with Western Suburbs Bowling club Port Elizabeth

Louis Buys from our PE office reports that they successfully completed the following wage negotiations with Western Suburbs Bowling club:

Head Office telephones not working

We are experiencing problems with the UASA Head Office telephone system. We are attending to it and hope to have it restored as soon as possible.

UASA members unfairly bearing the brunt of mismanagement at SA Express:

Statement by Andre Venter, spokesperson of the trade union UASA:

FEDUSA to Lobby Labour Minister for the Social Protection of Actors:

The Federation of Unions of South Africa (FEDUSA) will lobby Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant, 

UASA Rustenburg is relocating!

The UASA Rustenburg Office is relocating to the PSG Building,

Appointment of Hadebe at Eskom shows Ramaphosa is serious about rooting out corruption

UASA welcomes the confirmation of Mr. Phakamani Hadebe as CEO of Eskom,

Happy Africa Day to all UASA members:

Happy Africa Day to all UASA members

Increase in CPI rate no cause for higher interest rates

The increase in South Africa’s consumer price inflation (CPI) rate in April this year is no cause for an increase in interest rates.