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A strike is looming in the Engineering sector

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) participated in wage negotiation dispute meetings with employers in the Engineering sector. The purpose of the meetings was to resolve the dispute between us and the employer. Unfortunately those talks failed and we have rejected the latest offer from employers. Our demands remain the same: We […]

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NUMSA members march to Transnet in Richards Bay

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) Local office in Richards Bay will be marching to Transnet offices in that area on Friday. Contractors at Transnet in Richards Bay are fed up with being treated like animals and the majority of them do not experience dignity and equality. These are just some of […]

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NUMSA condemns Edgar Lungu’s call for a state of emergency in Zambia

The situation in Zambia is deteriorating rapidly. On Wednesday President Edgar Lungu declared that he would seek parliaments approval to impose a state of emergency in that country. Lungu claims a fire which gutted the country’s biggest market is politically motivated arson. It seems Lungu is using the fire as a justification for increased authoritarian […]

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NUMSA to participate in Wage Negotiation Dispute Meetings

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) will be participating in wage negotiation dispute meetings with employers in the Engineering sector. The purpose of the meetings is to resolve the dispute between us and the employer now that we have deadlocked over wages. Our demands: We want a 15% in wage increase across […]

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NUMSA Media Monitor, 26 June 2017

Media Monitor 26 June Final

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Breakdown of NUMSA’s wage demands for the Engineering Sector

1. We demand a 15% wage increase across the board based on the actual rate that workers are earning not the minimum rate 2. We demand that the current agreement be extended and implemented for two years wage agreement (with the exception of wages) 3. We demand the extension of the agreement to non-parties; this […]

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NUMSA welcomes the arrest of a suspect in the murder of Thembisile Yende

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) welcomes the efforts of the SAPS in the murder of Thembisile Yende. 43 year old David Ngwenya, appeared at the Springs Magistrates court today for the premeditated murder of comrade Yende.  Yende’s decomposing body was discovered last month locked inside one of the Eskom substation offices […]

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The National Minimum Wage is having a negative impact on Engineering Sector talks

The National Minimum Wage (NMW) of R20 per hour which is due to be implemented next year is already having a negative impact on Engineering negotiations. Employers are using the NMW rate of R20 per hour to erode the gains which workers fought very hard for in the last 23 years. The impact of introducing […]

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NUMSA to picket outside the Zambian embassy on 19th June

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa NUMSA condemns in the strongest terms the decision by the government of Zambia to move opposition leader of the UPND Hakainde Hichilema, (‘HH’) to a maximum security prison. HH was in April charged with treason by the administration of Edgar Lungu for impeding a presidential motorcade. It […]

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NUMSA calls for an independent investigation into Dr. Ben Ngubane

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) notes the resignation of Dr. Ben Ngubane, as chairperson of the Eskom board. As NUMSA we view his resignation as a positive development. However we believe the nightmare at Eskom is far from over. We remain concerned about the bizarre decision which the board took to […]

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