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Why is the youth reluctant to join the trade unions?

The youth bear a heavy burden in their endeavors to manage a variety of interests. During apartheid they had to adapt global experience in social dialogue to local circumstances when labour movements were formed. It is exactly for this reason that the trade unions have grown over the years. The growing understanding among the youth […]

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Trade unions and employers submissions on main agreement outstanding issues

Modernisation of the grading system n n n Trade Unions Associated minimum wage structure and the merging of Grade G and Grade H. Grade G and Grade H within the agreement should be removed. Grade F to be created within the agreement which would be the lowest grade within the industry. Grade G and H […]

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Victory for the workers!

Workers have demonstrated exceptional bravery in taking the bosses head on and challenging a sector where the lowest paid worker must survive on R 1814.04 per month. Selfish, stubborn and arrogant motor employers The motor industry strike took four weeks to resolve simply because employers arrogantly and stubbornly stuck to their demand for a peace […]

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The tyre negotiations deadlock

Numsa tyre sector deadlocked after a negotiating plenary failed to resolve the deadlock based on a settlement framework proposed by the facilitator of the negotiations. The Facilitator then issued a certificate that allows the unresolved dispute to be referred to strike or lockout. Three issues were identified to be major items in dispute: Red Circling, […]

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Patrick Bhekumuzi Msibi; 15 March 1965 – September 2013

In the past weeks, the nation woke up to the sad news of the passing of former Numsa deputy general secretary Bheki Patrick (Magagula) Msibi. Cde Bheki was born on the 15th March 1965 in Dube, Soweto, Johannesburg. He attended his primary school in Piet Retief and then went to Swaziland where he completed his […]

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Phillemon Jeff Kiribane Bokaba obituary

Philemon Kiribane “Jefty” Bokaba, born on the 19th of June 1959 in Eastwood, Pretoria, was the second child of Paul Maruputlane and Fredah Lekoso Bokaba. He attended his schooling at Rakale Primary, Tshepo Middle, Top and Rantailane Secondary Schools, all based in Garankuwa, where he obtained his matric certificate. After losing his father at an […]

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Beware! Those people are after your money!

NUMSA has received reports that some people are offering assistance to members to claim their surplus funds for a fee. Mr Makhubela from Limpopo was excited when he received a phone call from someone who offered to help him apply for his surplus. In return the person said Mr Makhubela should him 25% -35% of […]

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Lessons for shopstewards

Workers’ suspensions or dismissals are a set-back to every union. But now, most unions are waking up to the fact that shopstewards’ capacitation is also a direct benefit to their members. Capacitation of Main Agreement or Case Handling to Numsa shopstewards is meant for them to implement the theory into practice at their workplaces, but […]

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Music that speak to the soul

He is currently employed at Hernic Ferrochrome in Madibeng as a Plant attendance. He has been a Numsa member for about three years. A two–time MLFM music award nominee Kenneth Oscar Thimba seeks to regenerate society’s moral values through music. Kenneth who is affectionately known as Makhenzo to hordes of his fans hails from Allandale, […]

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Motor new wages

The Numsa National Executive Committee (NEC) convened a special meeting on Thursday 3rd October 2013 to receive updated reports on the status of wage negotiations with the Retail Motor Industry and component manufacturers. The NEC resolved that; 1. The employer's offer of 10%, 9%, 9% for 2013, 2014 and 2015 in the component manufacturing sector […]

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