uasa thumb medium70 84The United Association of SA (Uasa) put out a statement on Wednesday claiming that the recent wage agreement signed between Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) and the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) was “unlawful”.  

Noting that the agreement “completely” excluded Uasa and the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM), Uasa stated that it “flies in the face of the rights that both Uasa and NUM enjoy as equal partners in terms of the Employment Relations Agreement (“ERA”) which binds Anglo Platinum, Uasa, NUM and Amcu.”  Uasa and the NUM have apparently jointly placed Amplats on terms to comply with the ERA, “failing which urgent court action shall follow.”  Uasa wants its annual wage negotiations with Amplats, and that of the NUM, to be continued with in compliance with ERA.

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