Press Releases

NUMSA statement on the corruption of banks

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NUMSA declares a dispute in the bus passenger wage negotiations

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NUMSA statement on the National Minimum Wage

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NUMSA Tribute to Lundi Tyamara!

Today, Sunday the 5th of February 2017, Lundi Tyamara, a versatile and very prolific Christian spiritual musician has been laid to rest. He passed away on the 27 of January 2017 after an illness. Lundi’s pioneering Christian music was spiritual comfort to millions of African workers here in South Africa and in the Southern African […]

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Remarks by General Secretary Irvin Jim at the New Federation Shop Steward Council meeting held in Johannesbur

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NUMSA statement on the passing on of mentally ill patients

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa, (NUMSA) is outraged at the passing of 94 mentally ill patients who were transferred from Life Esidimeni to twenty-seven different NGO institutions. What is more shocking is that only ONE of the 94 patients died from a mental health related issue, the rest died as a direct […]

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NUMSA – Bus Transport Sector Statement

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Update on the wage talks in the Bus passenger sector

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa is disgusted at the absurd wage offer made by the Employers in the Bus Passenger sector. The Employers are offering a meagre 4% wage increase to workers. To add insult to injury, they haven’t responded to any of the other demands. NUMSA’s view is that it is […]

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Numsa Statement on WEF: WEF DRAFT FINAL

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NUMSA demands payment of bonuses by PetroSA

Workers at PetroSA are furious that the company is not paying staff their annual bonus for the second year running, while paying out huge bonuses to top executives. Ceppwawu, the main union at the company, has since August 2016 been demanding that workers should receive their bonuses. In a letter on 7 September 2016, the […]

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