Metal and Engineering

More vacancies to fill at Anglo American

To apply for any of the vacancies,

UASA members strike at Grindrod Limited: Shipping Richards Bay

Last minute negotiations at Grindrod Limited: Shipping, Richards Bay failed hence strike action will commence at 06:00 tomorrow morning

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.

Strike looming in the Metal and Engineering as employers demand 50% less pay for new employees

Employers in the Metal and Engineering Industry Bargaining Council has tabled a very contentious demand for a 50% reduction in pay

Urgent! Hulamin Medical Aid dispute

UASA urgently need copies of all member's Contracts of Employment and/or Letters of appointment.  We need this in support to our application about the medical aid dispute to the Labour Court.  

We need to have the information before Friday 16 June 2017.

Please send your Contract of Employment and/or Letter of Employment to the UASA Branch Chairman Ram Harryburan, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. For any clarity please call Pierre Bezuidenhout  082 555 0956, Brian Muir on 083 730 9096 or Henry van Rooyen 082 820 9249.

Your cooperation and urgent attention to this matter is critical. 

MEIBC wage negotiations kick off

Wage negotiations in the Metal and Engineering Industry has begun.  

The next round of negotiations is scheduled for 8 and 9 June 2017, as well as 15 June 2017.

We will keep you informed but should you require any information in the meantime, please contact Pierre Bezuidenhout on 082 555 0956 or Brian Muir on 083 730 9096.

Click here for Copies of our demands and the Employer’s response.

MEIBC Sick Pay Fund agreement

Scheduled employees under the MEIBC Main Agreementmembers can claim from the MEIBC Sick Pay Fund when their sick leave gets exhausted. Clause 8 on page 13 of the agreement contains all the benefits of the fund. Click here to read the agreement.

Judge takes a firm stand on future of the MEIBC

Pierre Bezuidenhoudt reports that the meeting with the Judge President of the labour Court went well




The budget for the financial year 2016/17 is still not approved.  It shows a financial shortfall of +/-R42 million.

The Admin and Collective Bargaining Levy agreements that will ensure income for the Council is yet to be finalized.

At our last meeting of 10 January 2017, the employers indicated that they need more time to enter into the outstanding levy agreements as well as our rescue plan for the MEIBC.  A meeting has now been agreed to for 9 February 2017.  The Department of Labour will be involved, albeit as silent partners at this stage.