Entertainment industry works towards own bargaining council

UASA has hosted the second of  two workshops in conjunction with the South African Guild of Actors (SAGA)

in an endeavour to establish a collective bargaining forum and, perhaps, a bargaining council in the entertainment industry.

Representatives from a broad spectrum of groups in the industry such as the Personal Manager’s Association (PMA), Official Casting Association Extras (OCASA), Animation SA, the Writer’s Guild of South Africa (WGSA), the National Modelling Association (NMA), the SA Performing Arts Managers Association (SAPAMA), Independent Producers Organisation, SWIFT (Sisters Working in Film TV and Theatre) and SA Editors Guild were present at the workshop.

The workshops included presentations on collective bargaining, the legislative steps to establishing a bargaining council, and atypical or non-standard work. Adv. Nick van Rooyen, UASA’s  Divisional Manager: Legal Services, presented the workshops.

A robust debate followed the workshop and the process towards establishing a collective bargaining forum has commenced.

There is a long road ahead, but UASA is committed to establishing a collective bargaining forum in this sector.

For further enquiries or to set up a personal interview,contact Stanford Mazhindu at ‪074 978 3415‬.