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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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NUMSA supports teenage rape survivor in the Eastern Cape

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) extends its support and solidarity to the teenage girl who survived an attempted rape in Willowvale in the Eastern Cape. SABC reported that the sixteen year old girl stabbed a man to death after he allegedly tried to rape her. Police confirmed that the young teenager […]

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NUMSA condemns the Metro Police in Hout Bay for shooting a young boy!

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) condemns the Metro police in Hout Bay for shooting at 14 year old Ona Dabula during service delivery protests in the area. The boy was shot in the mouth at close range. In a video which has gone viral, an officer can be seen shooting at […]

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NUMSA demands that SAAT claim damages from corrupt senior executives

Click here to read more: NUMSA demands that SAAT claim damages from corrupt senior executives Click here to read more: NUMSA letter of demands to SAAT

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The Road Accident Fund doesn’t give a damn about workers!

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) is concerned about the safety of workers at the Johannesburg branch of the Road Accident Fund. The RAF offices at Marble Towers in Johannesburg have been without power for the last two weeks and this has resulted in a drastic deterioration of working conditions at the […]

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NUMSA Media Monitor, 07 – 13 September 2017

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NUMSA members on strike at Mpact Plastics in Pinetown

Members of the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) are on strike at Mpact Plastics in Pinetown in Kwa-Zulu Natal to protest against low wages and unfair working conditions. Contract workers at Mpact are withholding their labour because they are fighting for equality in the workplace. At least 140 Mpact contract workers have […]

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NUMSA demands a living wage in the coal mining sector

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) will be meeting with the Chamber of Mines today to discuss wages in the sector. In terms of their process NUMSA will be negotiating for higher wages at Glencore mine where we have a majority representation. It’s been over two decades since the first democratic elections, […]

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NUMSA vows to keep fighting until SAFTU is accepted into NEDLAC

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) has vowed to keep on fighting until SAFTU is accepted into the National Economic Development Council (NEDLAC). NEDLAC was hosting its annual summit at Emperors Palace on Friday and Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa was the key note speaker. NUMSA together with several other SAFTU affiliated trade […]

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