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Breakdown of NUMSA’s wage demands for the Engineering Sector

1. We demand a 15% wage increase across the board based on the actual rate that workers are earning not the minimum rate 2. We demand that the current agreement be extended and implemented for two years wage agreement (with the exception of wages) 3. We demand the extension of the agreement to non-parties; this […]

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NUMSA welcomes the arrest of a suspect in the murder of Thembisile Yende

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) welcomes the efforts of the SAPS in the murder of Thembisile Yende. 43 year old David Ngwenya, appeared at the Springs Magistrates court today for the premeditated murder of comrade Yende.  Yende’s decomposing body was discovered last month locked inside one of the Eskom substation offices […]

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The National Minimum Wage is having a negative impact on Engineering Sector talks

The National Minimum Wage (NMW) of R20 per hour which is due to be implemented next year is already having a negative impact on Engineering negotiations. Employers are using the NMW rate of R20 per hour to erode the gains which workers fought very hard for in the last 23 years. The impact of introducing […]

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NUMSA to picket outside the Zambian embassy on 19th June

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa NUMSA condemns in the strongest terms the decision by the government of Zambia to move opposition leader of the UPND Hakainde Hichilema, (‘HH’) to a maximum security prison. HH was in April charged with treason by the administration of Edgar Lungu for impeding a presidential motorcade. It […]

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NUMSA calls for an independent investigation into Dr. Ben Ngubane

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) notes the resignation of Dr. Ben Ngubane, as chairperson of the Eskom board. As NUMSA we view his resignation as a positive development. However we believe the nightmare at Eskom is far from over. We remain concerned about the bizarre decision which the board took to […]

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NUMSA update on wage talks 8 June

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) presented its demands to the employers in the Metal and Engineering bargaining council the MEIBC, yesterday. These are NUMSA’s demands: – We demand a 15% wage increase across the board based on the actual rate that workers are earning, and not on the minimum rate. – […]

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Final NUMSA statement on the Engineering Wage Talks

Please click here to download Final NUMSA statement on the Engineering Wage Talks

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NUMSA to begin wage talks in the Engineering sector

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) will begin wage talks in the Metal and Engineering sector from the 7th-8th June 2017. The talks are necessary as the current wage agreement will lapse at the end of this month. In 2014 NUMSA was forced to go on strike because Employers in the sector […]

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NUMSA Media Monitor, 31 – 01 June 2017

NUMSA Media Monitor, 31 – 01 June 2017 NUMSA Media Monitor, 31 – 01 June 2017

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Thembisile Yende Funeral Details

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) will be paying its final respects to Comrade Thembisile Yende in Springs. Please click here to read more about Thembisile Yende Funeral Details

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