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NUMSA supports the Cabin Crew Strike at SAA – regardless of the court interdict

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA), stands in solidarity with the South African Cabin Crew Association (SACCA) on its decision to go on strike at SAA. Workers at SAA are on strike because of income inequality in the workplace. Downloads full statement  

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NUMSA May Day Celebrations

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) will be celebrating May Day in Durban KZN, together with the newly formed federation of like – minded, independent militant unions, the South African Federation of Trade Unions, SAFTU. We call on all workers to march with us in marking this historical Workers Day as we […]

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NUMSA extends condolence to Comrade Paul “Bazooka” Mbhele

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) wishes to extend its deepest condolences to the family of Comrade Paul “Bazooka” Mbhele. Mbhele was the Deputy General Secretary of South African Public Service Union (SAPSU), which is also an affiliate of the New Federation. Mbhele was a militant, committed and dedicated Comrade of the […]

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NUMSA have not signed agreements

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa wishes to place it on the record that we have not signed agreements with any Employers in the Bus Passenger sector. We only negotiate through the Bargaining Council, and we wish to re-iterate that it is NUMSA policy that only the General Secretary can sign agreements on […]

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NUMSA rejects employers offer in Bus Passenger sector

The strike continues! Members of the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) have rejected the latest wage offer by Employers in the Bus Passenger sector. Thousands of NUMSA members have gone on strike to protest against the dehumanising conditions faced by employees in the bus passenger sector. Since embarking on strike action today, […]

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NUMSA DGS Comrade Karl Cloete input on #ZumaMustFall campaign

What is the class agenda of the latest #ZumaMustFall campaign? Download to read more

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NUMSA Statement on the crisis facing the country

Download NUMSA statement on the crisis facing the country

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NUMSA intensifies strike at Road Accident Fund

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) will intensify the strike at the Road Accident Fund. For the last two days RAF and NUMSA have been engaged in mediation but it has failed to resolve the impasse between both parties. RAF wasted tax payer money by pretending to mediate! When parties are called […]

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Call to support Jozi Solidarity March Against Xenophobia

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NUMSA statement on the passing away of Ahmed Kathrada

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) joins the people of South Africa in mourning the loss of Apartheid fighter and struggle hero Ahmed Kathrada. Kathrada was a selfless activist who dedicated 75 years of his life to the struggle for liberation. From as young as age twelve, Kathrada was involved in the […]

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