NUMSA commemorates the 100 year anniversary of the Russian Revolution

Archive for June, 2003

HIV/AIDS: Drugs for AIDS

Numsa's recent National Bargaining Conference endorsed a demand that all companies should start providing anti-retrovirals to those that need them. Already some companies in KwaZulu Natal are complying. Charlene Moodley reports. Pinetown companies, Daimler Chrysler (DCSA) and Aunde SA are leading the Numsa pack in providing HIV infected workers with anti-retrovirals.At DCSA, "an Aids Task […]

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Docks: Port Congestion = short time for Numsa members and overtime for Satawu

What does port congestion have to do with short time for Numsa members? Lots, says Woody Aroun, after spending time with Satawu dockworkers. Long delays at Durban's port have sent shock waves not only through our local economy, but to many other sectors dependent on imported materials, machinery and spares. Numsa members are sometimes put […]

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Action: From the trenches

Once Iscor won the interdict and locked out its workforce, there were some ugly moments as striking workers clashed with police. Paulina Mohale and Mirriam Makhalemele, Numsa administrators in the Western Transvaal region were there to witness it. 5 June 2003"South gate, Vanderbijlpark:Soldiers and police were deployed with seven police vans and two caspers. Workers […]

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International: Organisational renewal – starting at home!

Cosatu has put organisational renewal top of its agenda for the upcoming congress. While few affiliates seem to be taking this issue seriously, Numsa has six projects on the go to renew itself. The most ambitious one is that of reviving the locals. Three regions – Wits Central West, KwaZulu Natal and Western Cape – […]

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International: Looking forward to Cosatu Congress

While Swazi workers celebrate the merger of a number of unions into one giant, a neighbouring South African giant, Cosatu will hold its 8th National Congress from September 15-18, 2003. As Numsa regions begin to discuss what Numsa should put as resolutions to the Congress, Rolly Xipu spoke to two shop stewards for their views […]

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International: A new merged union is launched in Swaziland

A new union was launched in Swaziland on April 25 to 27, 2003 . The new union brings unions in the manufacturing, mining, metal and engineering, construction and water services together into one union. The merger is the culmination of support by the International Metalworkers Federation (IMF) and Numsa, of the desire of Swaziland workers […]

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May Day: Where were the workers?

For many years now, Numsa News has been carrying stories of the poor attendance by workers at May Day rallies across the country. Is this continued 'poor attendance' a problem? Maluleke and Mohale think it is. What do you think? Dwindling numbers is an indication of worker apathy Importance of May Day Workers across the […]

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Poetry: Testimony of love

your dark face shines like a night with stars, beautiful as daylight without a need of time. black woman unblemished and velvety as a pile of coals, of all God's people your blackness so close to the earth yet near to the heavens is a monument of the human spirit over hardship, a testimony of […]

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Poetry: Isililo sekhoboka

Uma wayelikhoboka apha Ubawo wayelikhoboka naye Nam wandishiyela ubukhoboka Lo mhlaba awuhleki kumakhoboka Andinakuphumla isizekabani ngubawo Ingqele zobusika zibetha kum Amalanga ehlobo agudla kum Kwimimoya nemvula andikhuselekanga Kaloku ndiyinzala yamakhoboka Andinakuphumla isizekabani bubumnyama Ndivuka ngenja ixukuxa, ndihambe ngogaga Ndibethwe imini zonke, iqabaka izenzene Ngoku andisagungqi zinbcamango zentlungu Ubukhoboka mus' ukuth ubuqhelile Andinakuhumla isizekabani libala lam […]

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HIV/AIDS: Celebrating international children’s day

Madibeng Local proved its dedication to international childcare day again when it organised for 111 children and 35 adults to celebrate the event at Gold Reef City in Johannesburg. Madibeng Local administrator, Refilwe Betty Lukhele reports.The children and their parents were impressed – they really enjoyed the event. And the weather was in our favour […]

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