Aerospace

Minister Pravin Gordhan will look into Denel affairs

The trade union UASA had the opportunity to meet with the newly appointed minister of State Owned Enterprises, Mr. Pravin Gordhan, to discuss the plight of Denel employees

Denel's wage negotiations kicks off mid-February

Wage negotiations will commence within all Denel entities as from the middle February 2017.

Request for special Denel RTCC meeting granted!

UASA requested Denel management to schedule a special RTCC meeting after a vote of no confidence in Denel management

Turbulent times at Turbomeca Africa

Following the notice of intended retrenchments at Turbomeca Africa as received on 2 December 2016, we also received a Section 197 notice regarding the transfer of MRO to Denel with effect from1 September 2017, as well as the business buy-out of the SAFRAN “Front office” (TMA Agency office).

We are concerned that while we have to deal with the section 189 process, we now have to deal with the other processes simultaneously. We are drawing on the expertise of our internal legal department to scrutinise all documentation. Rest assusred that we will do our utmost to ensure fair and just treatment of our members at all times.

We will keep you abreast of developments but should you require more information in the meantime, contact Jaco Burger (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or Willie van Eeden at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Turbomeca Africa

Turbomeca Africa – Notification of intention to embark on a restructuring exercise at Turbomeca Africa was received by UASA on 2 December 2016. After consultation with TMA management, parties agreed to start the Section 189A process on 17 January 2017.

Turbomeca was established in 2002, being a joint venture between Safran Helicopter engines and Denel SOC Ltd to support engines operated by the South African Airforce in providing maintenance, repair and overhaul, and engine parts manufacturing capabilities.