Uasa reaches deadlock with Harmony Gold and Village Main Reef

While Sibanye-Stillwater and Anglo Gold Ashanti indicated at yesterday’s wage negotiations that they are prepared to go back to their mandate givers to review their mandate, deadlock was reached with Harmony Gold and Village Main Reef.

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Marikana: Will we ever learn?

The Marikana massacre on 16 August 2012 was the most lethal use of force by South African security forces against civilians since 1960, and has indeed been compared to Sharpeville massacre in 1960.  

When will we ever learn?

As we commemorate the tragic events of 2012 when 34 miners were shot dead near the koppie in Marikana,

Contractors taking over work at Implats shafts unacceptable; will rob workers of jobs prematurely

Impala Platinum’s (Implats) announced restructuring process, including the layoff of 13 000 workers out of a workforce of 40 000 and cutting production with 30% over the next two years, is of dire importance to UASA and its members employed at the mine.

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:

Anglogold Ashanti to cut 2000 jobs:

Johnny White from our Klerksdorp office informs that Anglogold Ashanti served a section 189 notice. 

New Mining Charter negotiations

Franz Stehring and Alwyn van Heerden are part of the negotiations to finale the new Mining Charter.

New Anglo Platinum ESSOP negotiations

Alwyn van Heerden reports that he and Divisional Manager Franz Stehring is currently part of negotiation a new deal for an Employee Share Ownership Scheme (Essop) at Anglo American Platinum.

Revival of new Mining Charter determines sector’s future

Mantashe appointment critical for mining industry

Mining News from Village Main Reef

Johnny White from our Klerksdorp office reports that they are in the process of negotiations for a Full time union representative at Village Main Reef.

In Memoriam

On behalf of the National Executive Committee and Management of UASA, we would like to express our heartfelt condolences

More vacancies to fill at Anglo American

To apply for any of the vacancies,

Pan African concludes wage agreement at Barberton Mines

The average wage increase for all Barberton Mines employees will be about 8%, effective from July.

Services Seta Calling for Applications - Artisans

The Services Sector Education and Training Authority (Services SETA) hereby invites suitable employers, stakeholders and interested parties to apply for discretionary grant funding for Apprenticeships leading to Trade Tests and Assessment and Trade Test in any sector.

SAMRASS: Fatalities and injuries per commodity/region: Weekly report 2017

Fatalities and injuries per commodity/region

R 211 million of benefits paid out to 5000 Project Ku-Riha beneficiaries

Harmony Gold announced an initiative aimed at facilitating the closure of some 22477 unpaid claims

Mining fatalities and injuries 1/1 to 81/4/2017

Mining fatalies and injuries up tp 18 April 2017

South Africans are officially poorer as a result of our downgrade to junk status

This piece is intended to give a very broad understanding to UASA members what a ratings downgrade means

Latest report on mining fatalities and injuries

Latest report on Fatalities and Injuries

Mining fatalities report

Mining incidents

Sibanye Platinum gives notice of retrenchments

Sibanye Platinum gave notice of restructuring to all the unions whereby 706 employees will be affected.

We are fighting retrenchments at Anglo Gold Ashanti

We are currently locked into consultations with Anglo Gold Ashanti (AGA) with a view to mitigate the retrenchment of more than 800 employees.


Uasa declared a dispute with Sibaye due to non compliance with Section 10 of the Basic Conditions of Employment Act


Idwala Carbonates wage negotiations started in December 2016. Our mandate was 8.5% across the board on wages as well as an increase of 0,5 % on housing allowance & paternity leave of 2 days per occasion. Deadlock has been reached with managements full and final offer of 7,2%. We have now referred the dispute to the CCMA and should we not be successful in reaching an agreement at conciliation, a certificate that the dispute remains unresolved will be issued which will then to allow us to ballot our members to go on a protected strike. It goes without saying that we will consistently be vigilant for opportunities to reach a settlement.

3 Fatalities in the mining sector so far in the mining sector.


On 1 January 2017, a now deceased Dump Truck Operator was fatally injured when he was struck and pinned against the steering wheel by the cross beam of the installed steel set support that had dislodged. He was operating the dump truck on the ramp between two adjacent distress cuts.