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Numsa job security conference resume this week in a stately event (March 22, 2009 – 11:36 PM)

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) will this week (Thursday) convene its three-day extraordinary job security conference aimed at ameliorating the negative effects of the worst global economic recession in history of the country.  State President Kgalema Motlanthe and senior government ministers in trade industry and labour will give keynote addresses on […]

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Motor industry’s juggling act to avoid sector slump “won’t work without us”-Numsa (March 20, 2009 – 11:53 AM)

The metalworkers’ giant union has issued a stark warning that the car industry strategy to secretly secure a cash-flow deal with government and retrench workers at the same time in order to save the industry from economic collapse will not work.  Irvin Jim, general secretary of the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa), […]

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Numsa turns heat on 3 000 employers over R28m arrears on workers’ pension and medical aid contributions. (March 3, 2009 – 1:22 PM)

A bitter row has emerged over R28 million pension and medical aid contribution arrears owed by nearly 3,200 companies to industry funds.  The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) has taken up cudgels over the non-payment of provident fund and medical aid contributions forcing the Metal Industry Benefits Fund Association (Mibfa) and Metal […]

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New hope for metalworkers as R150 million pension surplus is paid out by the motor industry fund (March 3, 2009 – 9:17 AM)

It seems like just yesterday that the dark cloud has kept everyone guessing over many years as to who qualified and when the pension fund surplus pay-outs would ever begin.  The surplus legislation was passed in December 7, 2001 and the pension funds had to go back to January 1st 1980 tracing former members across […]

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Numsa consolidates its job security plan for government and industry captains to ponder (February 23, 2009 – 1:37 PM)

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) is today (Wednesday) concluding its two-day National Executive Committee meeting which deliberated on major issues pertaining to the changing political outlook in the midst of the worst global economic slump our history.  While consolidating its own strategies in an effort to counteract the enormous depth and […]

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Metalworkers are all set to ensure the ANC win in the next general elections (February 11, 2009 – 10:50 AM)

Come icy storm rains or high winds, the ANC is coming back again.  The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) regions say the industrial election campaigns in most firms have already kicked off to ensure a landslide victory for the ANC whether icy conditions, roaring gales or prolonged rains falls in the way. […]

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Eskom outsourcing plan fans out racial fury (February 6, 2009 – 10:24 AM)

A battle royal has erupted over Eskom’s alleged racially- motivated and unilateral transfer of its African employees to an outsourced private company.  This follows Eskom’s disposal of its corporate commercial services units, including its training colleges to its up-and-coming management entrepreneurs who wished to buy non-core business properties. The in-house Eskom training colleges which employed […]

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Big businesses must save the day as global economic slump has triggered a fresh mass jobs bloodbath. (January 29, 2009 – 10:08 AM)

Industrial mandarins should set childish behaviour aside and save steel and metal industries for the growing sense of global economic slowdown has triggered irreversible meltdown in the country’s major manufacturing sectors.  Tens of thousands of metalworkers’ jobs are being lost and short time escalates with businesses including hundreds of Smotor dealerships liquidated as recessionary downward […]

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Numsa Press Statement on the ongoing capitalist global financial crisis and the state of the Alliance and the responsibilities of the working class

* On the global capitalist financial crisisWe the leaders of Numsa are happy to inform all our members and the people of this beautiful country, South Africa, that we are on course to translate into a Four Year Master Programme all the Resolutions of our 8th National Congress which was held from the 13th to […]

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Numsa faces retrenchment crunch in the motor retail sector (November 7, 2008 – 7:40 PM)

The global economic meltdown has seen retail vehicle sector employers spitting blood as more than 100 car dealers announced that they are closing down threatening retrenchment to thousands of metalworkers.  Even ongoing talks between National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) and employers under the auspices of the Motor Industry Bargaining Council (Mibco) to […]

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