Numsa special national congress 2013

Resolutions adopted at Numsa Special National Congress, December 16-20 2013

1. Resolution on Challenges Facing the Alliance 1. Noting that: 1.1. The Alliance is dysfunctional, in crisis and paralysed. It is dominated by infighting and factionalism and fails to meet regularly. 1.2. Although there are protests everywhere and every day in the country, the Alliance is not an instrument in the hands of these struggling masses nor […]

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NUMSA National Special Congress Declaration

Numsa’s Special National Congress convened from December 17 to December 20, 2013. It was attended by 1,200 delegates representing 338,000 metalworkers from 50 Locals throughout the provinces of South Africa.  Numsa was proud to announce in the Congress that it is the biggest union in the history of the African continent. In the last 17 […]

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United Steelworkers Union in the US and Canada greet Numsa

Letter from United Steelworkers Union to NUMSA leadership and delegates attending Special Congress: Click here to read more

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Zwelinzima Vavi’s address to the memorial of Mthuthuzeli Tom 18 December 2013

Thank you for inviting me. I know many of you do not want me to even acknowledge that I am compelled to make my public input as an individual activist who knows Mthuthuzeli Tom rather than as the General Secretary of COSATU. By the way I have not received any charges – it was interesting to […]

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Numsa National Special Congress Secretariat report

NUMSA General Secretary presented a Secretarial report during NUMSA National Special Congress which is taking place from 17- 20 December 2013 at Boksburg, Birchwood Hotel. To read more on the report: Secretariat Report

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Letter to Irvin Jim from Swedish union

Click the link to read more: Letter to NUMSA General Secretary, Irvin Jim  

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Programme of the Numsa Special National Congress

Click the link to read more: Download: Draft programme for postponed special NC (PDF)

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Message of Support to NUMSA from SAMWU

On behalf of the South African Municipal Workers Union we give our very warmest fraternal greetings to our friends and comrades of the Mighty NUMSA at its Special Congress being held from 17 – 21 December 2013.

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FAWU wishes NUMSA a succesful Special National Congress

The Food and Allied Workers Union (FAWU) takes this opportunity to wish our fraternal sister union and working class formation in the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) a successful Special National Congress on 17-20 December 2013. NUMSA has been at the forefront of waging working class struggles against the Stateunleashed neoliberal offensive […]

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Opening Speech by 1st Deputy President, Andrew Chirwa

NUMSA SPECIAL NATIONAL CONGRESS BIRCHWOOD HOTEL JOHANNESBURG 17 – 20 December 2013  Opening Speech by 1st Deputy President, Andrew Chirwa  “HISTORY teaches us clearly that the battle against colonialism does not run straight away along the lines of nationalism. For a very long time the native devotes his energies to ending certain definite abuses: forced […]

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