NUMSA Bulletin

NUMSA GS interview in New York: Livestream

Watch Numsa GS interview in New York: Livestream, Click  on: https://www.youtube.com/user/codepinkaction/live

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South Africa’s youth unemployment crisis

Lessons from Germany South Africa’s structural unemployment crisis which affects the youth in particular could do with a good dose of German training medicine says Boniswa Ntshingila. South Africa’s youth unemployment crisis South Africa’s youth unemployment rate is amongst the highest in the world. Therefore one of the greatest socio-economic problems currently facing South Africa […]

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The liberation movement ceases!

The liberation movement ceases! When the revolutionary movement ceases to lead When social distance becomes a norm When interaction with the workers and the people become a visit When the dream of majority is slowly vanishing Leadership do not feel the people’s sufferings When your own people are not a lively inspiration When deployment is […]

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NUMSA National motor rejuvenation plan

Numsa has made a decision to have 400 000 members by the next congress in 2016. If each Numsa motor member could just organize one more motor member, then we would easily reach our target! Numsa Bulletin asked motor sector coordinator, Elias Kubeka to explain the plan to revive the motor sector.  The motor sector […]

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What is the difference between economism and syndicalism?

Labelling Numsa is nothing but a ploy to silence our criticism of neo-liberalism that is our current South African reality, says deputy general secretary, Karl Cloete. Not a single day passes by without a label being thrown at the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) from within the National Liberation Movement (NLM). In […]

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It is time to go to members to seek a fresh mandate

When you read this editorial some of you will be in the Numsa special national congress. Others will read it after very important decisions will have been taken at this special congress. These decisions could change the face of South African politics and trade union politics. You all know by now the issues for discussion […]

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Numsa takes stance against Neo-liberal policies

I am absolutely mystified that we have reached a situation where e-tolling is going ahead regardless of public protestations. It is even more concerning that a foreign owned entity will be the major beneficiary in all of this. Numsa has always taken a stance against neo-liberal policies that are designed to squeeze the working class […]

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How to oppose your company’s exemption application?

All bargaining council agreements are required to have a clause which spells out how individual companies can apply for exemption to the bargaining council from complying with certain clauses in the agreements e.g wages, leave enhancement pay etc. In the engineering main agreement, this clause is Clause 23. It says that the employer must consult […]

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Constitutional Court ruling

The Constitutional Court on Wednesday held that a union does not enjoy special protection from damages claims by members that it represents. The Food and Allied Workers’ Union (Fawu) applied for leave to appeal a lower court judgment that awarded two Fawu members damages. The damages claim arose when Fawu failed to represent the employees […]

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High court supports Numsa’s call on banning labour brokers

Numsa hails the North Gauteng High Court judgement as a major victory for the struggle to ban labour brokers. The court ruling on 27 November 2013 dismissed with costs the application by the Confederation of Associations of the Private Employment Services (CAPES). CAPES is headed by the controversial Loane Sharpe, who is Head of ADCORP, […]

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