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NUMSA salutes the courage of Palestinian prisoners on hunger strike

Wednesday the 17th of May 2017 marks thirty days since approximately 1500 Palestinian prisoners embarked on an indefinite hunger strike to demonstrate against a the reprehensible and inhumane regime of the Israeli government, and it’s prison authorities.  The striking prisoners, many of whom are now gravely ill, have raised many legitimate demands, least of which […]

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NUMSA Media Monitor, 16 May, 2017

NUMSA Media Monitor, 16 May, 2017

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NUMSA condemns Eskom’s attempts to ‘dry clean’ former CEO Brian Molefe

The National Union of Metal Workers of South Africa (NUMSA) condemns in the strongest terms the decision by Eskom to re-hire Brian Molefe to the position of CEO. Molefe resigned voluntarily following allegations of State Capture by the Public Protector. At the time of his resignation he stated that it was in the ‘interests of […]

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Public Protector confirms it is investigating RAF for Maladministration

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa is pleased to confirm that the Public Protector has assigned a senior investigator to investigate the Road Accident Fund (RAF) for maladministration. On the 17th of March 2017, NUMSA members at the RAF went on strike because of poor wages and to highlight the chaotic working conditions […]

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Four reasons why NUMSA rejects Cyril Ramaphosa’s un-apology for Marikana

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa, (NUMSA) rejects the un-apology made by the Deputy President of the country and the ANC, Cyril Ramaphosa, regarding his role in the Marikana Massacre. Ramaphosa was the chairperson of Lonmin mines, at the time of the massacre and Deputy president of the country. In the email which […]

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NUMSA May Day Statement and Demands

NUMSA May Day Statement and demands

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NUMSA condemns killings of MST activists in Brazil

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA), condemns in the strongest terms the senseless murder of Silvino Nunes Gouveia who was a militant leader of the Movimento dos Trabalhadores Ruais Sem Terra (MST), a movement which represents landless workers in rural areas of Brazil. Nunes was an activist who worked as a regional […]

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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 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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