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Workers at Venkpac on strike

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) can confirm that workers at Venpac Plastics in Verulam in Kwa-Zulu Natal are on strike to protest against shocking working conditions at the plant. At least 150 workers have been on strike at the firm for the last two weeks to raise the following burning issues: […]

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NUMSA receives a certificate to strike at the Road Accident Fund

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) has received a strike certificate against the Road Accident Fund. We lodged a grievance with the CCMA because workers at the Johannesburg RAF offices were exposed to harmful working conditions. In September a fire in the CBD resulted in extended power cuts, which meant the air […]

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Eskom board has demonstrated complete failure of leadership over Trillian scandal!

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) notes the decision by power utility Eskom to recover billions of rand which were unlawfully paid to consulting firms McKinsey and Trillian in 2016 and 2017. McKinsey has been implicated in potentially corrupt dealings between Eskom and the Gupta-linked firm, Trillian. This follows serious allegations of […]

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NUMSA vows to intensify strike against South 32

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) has vowed to intensify the strike against South 32 in Richardsbay, Kwa-Zulu Natal. NUMSA met with senior management at the plant on Sunday in an attempt to resolve the strike. After a marathon negotiating session it became clear that the COO of Africa operations, Mike Fraser […]

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NUMSA hosts the Mthuthuzeli Tom Memorial Lecture in East London

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) will be celebrating the life and times of NUMSA’s former president Comrade Mthuthuzeli Tom. Please click here to read more

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NUMSA members at South 32 are on strike

Over 600 members of the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) are on strike at South 32 in Kwa-Zulu Natal. Click here to read more: NUMSA members at South 32 are on strike

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NUMSA succeeds in forcing the Gauteng government to ban labour brokers!

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) has succeeded in forcing the Gauteng government to ban labour brokers. The Premier of the province, David Makhura announced at the Congress of South African Trade Unions, (COSATU) strike on Wednesday, that the Gauteng government would ban labour brokers by the end of the year. What […]

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NUMSA calls on government to nationalize ALL Gupta owned and linked companies to save jobs!

click here to read full statement: NUMSA calls on government to nationalize ALL Gupta owned and linked companies to save jobs!  

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NUMSA condemns the Department of Labour in Pinetown for failing workers at Flexible Plastics and Packaging.

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) condemns the Department of Labour in Pinetown for failing workers at Flexible Plastics and Packaging. Workers at the Pinetown firm in Kwa-Zulu Natal have been on strike for the last three weeks. Our members have complained that Flexible Plastics is a racist company because the management […]

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NUMSA views COSATU’s strike as an act of desperation

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) has noted COSATU’s calls for a socio-economic strike on the 27th of September. COSATU called for all workers to go on strike against state capture and corruption. The irony is that the federation is very much a part of the system of ‘kleptocracy’ and ‘neopatrimonialism’ which […]

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