South Africa’s credit rating has been kept at sub-investment grade BB+ with a stable outlook.
South Africa’s credit rating has been kept at sub-investment grade BB+ with a stable outlook.
The Performers Protection Amendment Bill, which seeks to rectify inequities that have long plagued South African actors, was passed in Parliament.
Much has been said about the South African economy exiting a recession after the economic growth statistics for the third quarter of 2018
The drop in fuel prices as announced over the weekend is great news for South Africa’s workers.
UASA welcomes the announcement that the national minimum wage is now signed into law by Pres. Cyril Ramaphosa on Friday.
UASA welcomes the announcement by the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee for Trade and Industry on their endorsement of the Copyright and Performers Protection Amendment Bills.
UASA achieved a major victory on Friday, 2 November 2018, when the CCMA granted the union basic organisational rights at Lonmin.
The announcement by the Department of Energy that the petrol price remains unchanged
The CCMA has granted members of UASA-The Union at Lonmin organisational rights.
With only 30% of working-age South Africans formally employed,
Like any business or organisation on a slippery slope, South Africa needs a turnaround strategy. Pres. Cyril Ramaphosa came forward with his New Dawn plan, and, as can be expected, there are those who support him and those who may have better plans.
UASA welcomes the appointment of Tito Mboweni as South Africa’s new finance minister.
UASA CEO, Dr Koos Bezuidenhout, yesterday presented Johnny White from our Klerksdorp office with a certificate for meritorious services rendered to a UASA member.
The Federation of Unions of South Africa (FEDUSA) and the Motor Transport Union (MTWU),
A UASA representative who visited the families of workers who lost their lives in the Rheinmetall Denel Munitions explosion,
Why do I need a will?
The slight increase in the petrol price together with a slight drop in the price of diesel comes as a relief to workers and other South African consumers after the hefty increases over the past few months.
As expected, the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) announced yesterday afternoon that the repo rate would be left unchanged.
Mining company Sibanye-Stillwater's fatalities have reached disastrous proportions with 21 deaths since February this year.
Two South African employment surveys, Stats SA’s Quarterly Employment Statistics (QES) and the Quarterly Labour Force Statistics (QLFS), differ in many ways, also in the employment story that they tell.
As we celebrate Father’s Day on Sunday, let us remember things they taught us, how they encouraged us and how their wisdom and caring helped shape our lives. Let us make them feel special on Sunday
In celebration of Youth Day, let us care for our youth as they will care for us when they lead us into the future.
The Federation of Unions of South Africa (FEDUSA) fully supports the right of SASSA (South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) workers within the Public Servants Association (PSA)
Thousands of Security Officers in Motor Transport Workers Union (MTWU) – an affiliate of the Federation of Unions of South Africa (FEDUSA) in cash-in-transit industry
The Federation of Unions of South Africa (FEDUSA) will lobby Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant,
The UASA Rustenburg Office is relocating to the PSG Building,
Happy Africa Day to all UASA members
Johnny White from our Klerksdorp office informs that Anglogold Ashanti served a section 189 notice.
The Federation of Unions of South Africa (FEDUSA) is deeply concerned about the increasing number of cash-in-transit robberies
The Federation of Unions of South Africa (FEDUSA) has condemned in the strongest possible terms the use of violence as a way of resolving disputes of any nature be it at the workplace,
The Federation of Unions of South Africa (FEDUSA) has welcomed Public Enterprises Minister
UASA welcomes the historic settlement of the silicosis en TB class action litigation that played itself out over the past three years, South Africa’s largest class action suit to date.
As of midnight tomorrow the petrol price increases by a whopping 72 cents a litre, and all grades of diesel by 65,2c per litre.
Within the domestic and global environments the South African inflation risks have reduced considerably since the previous MPC meeting.
The Federation of Unions of South Africa (Fedusa) will be part of Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan's delegation to meet credit rating agencies and investors in the United Kingdom and the United States next week, Fedusa said on Sunday.
The drop of 36c a litre in the pump price of petrol, as well as 47c/l for diesel and 30 c/l for paraffin is excellent news for South Africa’s workers.
For Mining Minister Gwede Mantashe to reach his goal of a new Mining Charter agreement within three months, he must get the ball rolling without delay.
The trade union UASA is calling upon the honorable President, Mr. Ramaphosa to urgently intervene in the control and management of the Denel group.
UASA extends its sincere congratulations to Pres. Cyril Ramaphosa on the delivery of a much needed State of the Nation Address.
South Africans are liberated at last. With the disgraceful and destructive leadership of Jacob Zuma now behind us, our hope is to look forward to proper and honest government, free of corruption and patronage.
The drop in South Africa’s unemployment figure to 26,7% in the last quarter of 2017 as announced in Statistics SA’s quarterly labour force survey today could be misleading.
UASA regrets that the South African Reserve Bank’s Monetary Policy Committee did not find it necessary to lower the interest rate today.
UASA congratulates the 2017 matric class on their excellent result. Well done to all!
With a turbulent 2017 almost behind us, I suppose all of us will approach this time of the year with an eagerness and glad that the festive season, with its usual holiday atmosphere, family reunions and celebrations, is drawing near and that we can try and relax at least for a while.
UASA welcomes the election of Cyril Ramaphosa as ANC president.
State-owned company Denel today confirmed its cash crisis and admitted that it was defaulting on supplier payments and 13th cheques to employees.
The Federation of Unions of South Africa (FEDUSA) and its public sector affiliates the PSA; SAOU, NAPTOSA, HOSPERSA and SAPTU met with the Public Investment Corporation (PIC) Chief Executive Officer Dr Dan Matjila and his advisors to discuss the alleged massive corruption,
UASA welcomes the good news of a 2% growth in GDP in the third quarter of 2017.
Members were left fuming in November when Denel failed to pay them the 13th cheque, says trade union Uasa
Statement by Andre Venter, spokesperson of the trade union UASA:
The trade union UASA is extremely concerned that Denel might not be in a position to make full salary payments to its employees for the November 2017 pay month and beyond.
Zero tolerance for new HIV infections! Now more than ever! Play your part in making this come true.
UASA Media Release: 23 November 2017
The South African Reserve Bank should have been in a position to lower interest rates today
Home Affairs has taken note of a message purported to be from the Department announcing that the lifespan of the green barcoded ID book comes to an end on 31 March 2018.
Dear Mr. Hedley Lewis, Chief Executive Officer, Smile Foundation of South Africa
The Federation of Unions of South Africa (FEDUSA) has called on NEDLAC and Parliament to debate the International Labour Organization’s Employment Policy Convention 122 to prepare the ground for its ratification by government as South Africa does not have an Employment Policy to arrest the worsening unemployment crisis in the country which stands at 27.7% according to the latest analysis from Statistics South Africa.
Unemployment has been a crisis in South Africa for more than two decades.
The fact that altogether 105 000 jobs were shed in the manufacturing, construction and agriculture sectors
The fuel price increases that come into effect from midnight today due to the weakening rand
Earlier this year, Pravin Gordhan, the then Minister of Finance, reported that our total foreign debt stands at R2,2 trillion, or R2 200 000 000 000.
Decisive action urgently needed from ANC quarters – Zuma must go soon
South Africa’s workers cannot afford the price of a litre of 93 octane petrol increasing by 25c
UASA is shocked and horrified at the untimely and violent death of Simphiwe Kubekha,
The Monetary Policy Committee of the SA Reserve Bank missed a golden opportunity by not cutting the repo rate by at least another 25 basis points.
The South African Reserve Bank (SARB) made the right decision lowering the repo rate after its previous Monetary Policy Committee meeting, and should do so again tomorrow.
How can we believe a single word coming out of Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba’s fork-tongued mouth?
The UASA legal team
While the second quarter growth of 2.5% in GDP announced by Statistics South Africa (StatsSA) yesterday pulled us out of the technical recession,
New retirement fund rules click here
A memrandondum of understanding regarding the standardisation of salaries and grades in SAPPI has been signed.
The Federation of Unions of South Africa (FEDUSA) is outraged that Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba cannot rule...
We have been informed regarding the merger between Isuzu Motors SA Pty Ltd & General Motors SA Pty Ltd.
André Venter, woordvoerder van die vakbond Uasa, sê die Reserwebank móét eenvoudig die rentekoers verlaag
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.
Statement by Jacques Hugo, spokesperson of the trade union UASA:
The decision by the Reserve Bank to reduce the repo rate by 25 basis points to 6.75% is a huge step in the right direction.
Statement by Franz Stehring, of the trade union UASA:
Statement by Jacques Hugo, CCO of the trade union UASA:
9 June 2017 UASA donated 100 blankets and R2500.00 per month for 12 months
May Allah bring you joy, happiness, peace and prosperity on this blessed occasion.
UASA did not attend this morning’s meeting of the Mining Industry Development Growth and Employment Task Team (Midgett)
14 June 2017
With Youth Day around the corner, the continuing problem of high youth unemployment will be under the magnifying glass.
13 June 2017
The Social Justice Committee (SJC), a sub structure of the Federations of Unions of South Africa (FEDUSA) that focuses on youth and gender advocacy,
The Federation of Unions of South (FEDUSA) is deeply concerned with the pessimistic economic growth as a result of own goals scored by President Jacob Zuma and the recent crisis in South Africa,
8 June 2017
The 230 000 strong Public Servants Association of South Africa (PSA), who is affiliated to FEDUSA served 10-day strike notice on the Department of Home Affairs
8 June 2017 the Federation of Unions of South Africa (FEDUSA) has welcomed Cabinet’s appointment of acting Director General Dondo Mogajane as the new Director General of National Treasury.
UASA donated 100 blankets and R2500.00 per month for 12 months
South Africa must stop scoring own goals and take a long-term view
The small drop in fuel prices as from midnight tomorrow will bring welcome relief to workers
Zuma and his followers are squarely to blame for ordinary workers’ financial burden
Had it not been for the South Africa’s economic and political uncertainty
But Ramadan is not just about fasting. It is also a time for spiritual reflection and devoting themselves to worship and pray to Allah.
Kindly note that all of our severs will not be accessible on Saturday 27 May ,2017 from 07:00 until 15:00
We are pleased to announce the names of the recipients of UASA's study grants for 2017.
Ten students were each awarded a grant valued R 5 000; and five were awarded grants of R2 500 each:
The majority of workers in South Africa, or 75 percent of those surveyed, want a pay increase from their employers according to the country findings of the annual International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) Global Poll for 2017 that has been released today ahead of the G20 Labour Ministers meeting on Thursday.
The Federation of Unions of South Africa (FEDUSA) General Secretary Dennis George will participate in a telephone conference with credit ratings agency Fitch this afternoon between 15h00 and 16h00 to discuss developments in the labour market. Fitch has, along with Standard & Poor, already downgraded South Africa’s sovereign to sub-investment grade or junk status. A third credit rating agency, Moody’s, has put South Africa on review for sovereign downgrading.
State-owned enterprises (SOEs) may hold the answer to solving South Africa’s ongoing employment equity scourge.
While all UASA offices will be closed as from 14:00 on 26 April to 2 May 2017 due to all the public holidays, UASA Head Office will remain operational
If there is one thing that history has proven, is that nationalisation is not a sustainable way of running an economy
Shockingly, Enoch Godongwana, chairperson of the ANC’s committee on economic transformation, has conceded that the ruling party seems limited in its understanding of the implications of South Africa’s sovereign credit rating to junk status.
The Federation of Unions of South Africa (FEDUSA) will join the nationwide mass protest marches on Friday
The irrational and irresponsible actions of Pres Jacob Zuma and whoever his advisors are, make a ratings downgrade by international ratings agencies to junk status a certainty.
While the nation is still reeling from the shock cabinet reshuffle at midnight, UASA has had enough
UASA is pleased with the decision of the South African Reserve Bank’s (SARB) decision to leave interest rates unchanged.
Dear Pres. Zuma
What a week this is, Mr President! Amidst encouraging signs of economic growth, realism and intelligence are surfacing in the ANC as parliamentary portfolio committees
The Federation of Unions of South Africa (FEDUSA) fully supports the decision by the South African Airways Pilots