Read all SEIFSA Press Releases for 2012 below.
METAL INDUSTRY EXPRESSES CONCERN OVER THE NEW SETA GRANT REGULATIONS
The proposed new sector education training authority (Seta) grant regulations were published by the Minister of Higher Education and Training on 3 December 2012 and are scheduled to come into effect on 1 April next year.
URGENT NOTICE WAGE INCREASES
Notwithstanding conflicting statements to the contrary issue by the National Employer’s Association of South Africa (NEASA), the industry’s wage increases ranging from 7% at Rate A to 8% at Rate H (as detailed in SEIFSA’s wage increase circular posted on www.seifsa.co.za) remains effective and all member companies are urged to implement these with effect from 1 July 2012.
METAL INDUSTRY WAGE INCREASES FINALISED
The Steel and Engineering Industries’ Federation of South Africa (SEIFSA), acting in accordance with the three-year wage deal negotiated with the industry trade unions last year, announced today that the industry’s annual wage increases effective from 1 July had been finalised in accordance with the wage model agreed with the trade unions in 2011. The increases range from 7% to 8% for industry workers.
R2.5 BILLION ALLOCATED TOWARDS FETs
SEIFSA welcomes the announcement by President Jacob Zama that R2.5 billion is to be allocated towards the refurbishment and construction of further education and training college campuses (FETs) over the next three years.
SEIFSA COMMENT ON PROPOSED LABOUR LAW AMENDMENTS
The Steel and Engineering Industries’ Federation of South Africa (SEIFSA) acknowledges yesterday’s announcement that Cabinet has decided not to ban labour broking in South Africa.
WORKER STAYAWAY ON WEDNESDAY, 7 MARCH
The Steel and Engineering Industries’ Federation of South Africa (SEIFSA) notes with considerable concern and disappointment, the decision by Cosatu and its affiliates to go ahead with the planned national worker stayaway on Wednesday, 7 March in support of their demands for the banning of labour brokers and the abandonment of the e-tolling system.
2012 STEEL OUTLOOK CLOUDY, WORLD ECONOMY A MAJOR FACTOR
The risk of the current global economic difficulties unravelling further could lead to local steel producers and exporters cutting back on investment plans and costs as much as possible resulting in some stalling in the local economy the Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of South Africa (Seifsa) tells Engineering News.
SEIFSA COMMENTS ON THE BUDGET SPEECH
The Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of South Africa (SEIFSA), representing employers engaged in the metal and engineering sector of the economy, today commended the Minister on his budget speech, in particular, the effort taken to balance the social security, economic growth and investment needs within a very challenging international economic environment and a sluggish domestic economy.