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Protection of State Information Bill back to parliament for reconsideration

Addressing members of the parliamentary press gallery on the 12th September 2013, president Jacob Zuma expressed reservations over certain sections of the Protection of State Information Bill (secrecy bill) and referred the controversial Bill back to parliament for reconsideration. Section 79 (1) of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa allows the president to […]

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Numsa welcomes mineral beneficiation

In its submission to the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Amendment Bill (B15-2013] Numsa has welcomed the proposed amendment of S26 (Mineral Beneficiation) of Act 28 of 2002, as amended by section 22 of Act 49 of 2008. Briefly, these amendments seek to give the Minister the power to: determine the percentage of a mineral […]

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DTI briefs parliamentary committee on credit amnesty

Earlier this year Numsa News (No.1 March 2013) reported on the Department of trade and industry’s (DTI) intention to introduce a second credit amnesty for those who have incurred bad debt of amounts not exceeding R10, 000. After briefing the select committee on trade and international relations on 14 February 2013, the department returned to […]

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Cultural practices promote women oppression

Women’s oppression is disguisedunder the pretext of ‘cultural practices’ and its correlation with the capitalism system promotes women oppression and commercializes almost everything in pursuit of profits. To qualify the above assertion, Karl Marx and Frederick Engels in the Manifesto of the Communist Party of 1848 state the following: “the bourgeoisie has torn away from […]

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Collective Bargaining

On behalf of the Central Committee and National Office Bearers I want to applaud and thank metal workers for their resolute, militant, united action in the auto and motor industries. Auto has been Numsa’s pace setter. We know that capital makes profits during a boom and then makes profits again when the economy is bad, […]

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`Before all else, members first!

Towards the special National Congress; developing a first draft of the Numsa Services Charter. The issue of providing quality service to members has been on the union agenda for many years now. It gained impetus with the 2012 research study conducted by the Society, Work and Development Institute (SWOP) at the University of the Witwatersrand. […]

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On the verge of winning the 400k membership race

The race to 400 000 members by 2016 is likely to be achieved as long as Numsa team-players know how to handle the game collaboratively. Competing regions are excitedly on the look-out for a best region to win the race. It also takes an innovative recruiter with unique strategies to exceed the needs by uplifting […]

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Leaders will come and go, but organisations remain

Leaders can build or destroy organisations, depending on the direction in which they take the organisation. Many comrades think of gaining and keeping power, rather than the organisation’s needs and interests. Power mongering is the monster that is eating organisations. Some comrades are guilty of doing the following things: • They are not transparent with […]

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Numsa has demonstrated leadership

Institutionalised factionalism is almost turning Cosatu into what the September Commission report called a “ sikorokoro”. In this scenario, the federation fails in its responsibility to engage on political issues, fight for better rights and working conditions for workers and locate its struggle within the broader working class, which includes working hand in hand with […]

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Numsa fights to defend collective bargaining

The Free Market Foundation (FMF) has approached the North Gauteng High Court, arguing that collective bargaining agreements should not be binding to employers who are not members of bargaining councils. The foundation’s application to the court is nothing less than a declaration of war on the workers, and against the whole labour relations regime. Their […]

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