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NUMSA Bulletin

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Real solutions needed for gender challenges Zingiswa Losi reflects on the abuse of women and children, and on their emancipation. She says it would be a mistake to treat this matter as if it was apolitical and to engage with it without interrogating its class content. I want to declare right from the onset that […]

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Labour Research Service (LRS)

Labour Research service Article by: Michelle Taal, Saliem Patel, Trenton Elsley from Labour Research Service A mineworker's Wage: The only argument against the R12 500 is greed Download: Click here

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Cosatu 11th national congress declaration: A call to action

Cosatu 11th national congress declaration: A call to action We are not prepared to tolerate massive levels of unemployment! We want labour brokers banned now! Declared Cosatu’s 11th national congress. We, the 3 000 delegates representing 2,2-million workers coming from workplaces in every sector of the economy, from both big and small cities and rural […]

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Numsa’s 9th national congress

Introduction: The Numsa national office-bearers (NOBs), elected by the Numsa 9th national congress, convened their first strategic planning session from July 29 to August 1 this year to consider the outcomes of the national congress. The Numsa Central Committee, held from August 27 to August 31 this year. endorsed the outcomes of the Numsa NOBs’ […]

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WFTU international action day Workers of the world join forces

On October 3 this year the World Federation of Trade Unions (WFTU) called on the international working class to join forces and fight for its rights. It will appeal to trade unions around the world to coordinate their militant struggle against the actions of transnational corporations that are plundering the wealth-producing resources of the people […]

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Numsa Central committee outcomes

Numsa Central committee outcomes We shall work hard to achieve our target of 400 000 members. This will obviously require that we retool the union. The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) central committee (CC) met for the first time after the ninth Numsa national congress on August 27-31 this year, at the […]

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The state of education

The state of education A critical inquiry by Ngoako Selamolela into the past, present and future of the South African education system The process of transforming the education system is not independent of the broader struggles of our people; those of the creation of a classless society to emerge from the elimination of the exploitation […]

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Numsa submission to Parliament on energy efficiency

Numsa submission to Parliament on energy efficiency Numsa's submission on efforts to reduce the amount of energy required to provide products and services. The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) welcomes this opportunity to submit its views on energy efficiency to Parliament’s portfolio committee on energy. The union is aware that even though […]

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The revolutionary demand for nationalisation of South African wealth

The revolutionary demand for nationalisation of South African wealth Azwell Banda questions why eighteen years after 1994 the demand for nationalisation is firmly back on the political agenda in South Africa. Why is nationalisation such an important, absolutely necessary and essential demand among black people in general and Africans in particular, an issue in South […]

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Extent of the current crisis

Extent of the current crisis • 2009-June 2010 – 1,1 million jobs lost • 5,5 million South Africans have been pushed deeper into poverty • 48% of our people live in poverty; 58% of Africans • CEOs of 20% of the top JSE companies earn 1728 times the wage of an average worker • 25% […]

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