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NUMSA signs the new consolidated wage agreement in the Engineering sector

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa which represents 129 thousand super exploited workers in the Engineering sector, has agreed to sign the wage proposal offered by SEIFSA a federation of employer associations. We are proud to say that our militant approach to the wage talks bore fruit. We stopped employers from implementing the […]

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NUMSA to sign to sign a new wage agreement in Engineering

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) invites members of the press to attend the signing ceremony for the new wage agreement in Engineering. NUMSA General Secretary Irvin Jim will be representing the union. The details are as follows: DATE : Wednesday 23 August 2017 TIME : 10:00 VENUE : The offices of […]

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NUMSA Condemns the vicious attack on its members!

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) is shocked at the news that one of our members who is a Chuma Security employee was raped while on duty. Her male colleague who was with her at the time was also attacked. This shocking incident happened in the early hours of Saturday morning on […]

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NUMSA demands that the Zambian government revoke the state of emergency

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) notes the release of Zambian opposition party leader Hakainde Hichilema. Hichilema was arrested in April and charged with treason after his convoy refused to make way for President Edgar Lungu’s motorcade. On Wednesday the state prosecutor dropped charges against him for plotting to overthrow the government. […]

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NUMSA remembers the workers of Marikana

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa, NUMSA is honoring the memory of the 34 striking miners who were killed on the 16th of August 2012. We also honour the memories of the 10 workers who were killed in the days leading up to the massacre on that fateful day. All those who were […]

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NUMSA demands that SAAT suspend and discipline managers accused of corruption

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) has been informed that the investigation compiled by forensic investigators, Open Water Risk Solutions, into the operational procurement and the awarding of long term contracts for component support at SAA Technical has been completed. The investigation looked into the management of agreements between SAAT and third […]

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NUMSA supports SAPU and the 10111 workers

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) supports the South African Police Union and the strike of the 10111 call center workers. SAPU members have been on strike at the call center since the 4th of August, 2017 to demand equal pay for equal work. NUMSA condemns SAPS management for refusing to pay […]

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NUMSA rejects Mduduzi Manana’s un-apology for beating up Mandisa Duma

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) rejects Mduduzi Manana’s unapology for abusing Mandisa Duma. The deputy minister of higher education has admitted to assaulting Duma at a bar in Johannesburg over the weekend. It has been reported that the motivation for the assault was that Duma insulted him by calling him ‘gay’and […]

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NUMSA and SACCA to march against poor working conditions and corruption at SAA

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) and the South African Cabin Crew Association (SACCA) have joined forces to fight against the escalating crisis at SAA. It’s no secret that the national carrier is in a crisis. Recently government had to bail it out with R2.3 billion because it is R9 billion in […]

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NUMSA sets the record straight on false allegations published in the Business Day.

On the eve of our July 2017 NUMSA Central Committee (CC), the union’s leadership woke up to an Open Letter which was attacking the union, and singling out the General Secretary – Comrade Irvin Jim. This “letter” was penned by individuals who chose to be anonymous. They deliberately decided to use information and decisions taken […]

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