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uasa thumb medium70 84Engineering News reports that the United Association of SA (Uasa) on Thursday said a strike in the sugar industry had been averted following the conclusion of an across the board wage agreement.  

The Sugar Industry Bargaining Council and Uasa this week finally agreed to a 7.5% increase, to be implemented from 1 April, after hitting an impasse in May with a 6.5% offer on the table.  “[That offer was] unacceptable to our members, hence we declared a dispute at the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration,” Uasa said in a statement.  The wage dispute was finally settled on 4 July.  However, the issue of sick leave was referred to the bargaining council for further discussion.


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