NUMSA commemorates the 100 year anniversary of the Russian Revolution

Archive for April, 2004

MEMS update

As the number of Numsa members captured on the new computer membership system approaches 100 000, we are starting to see who and what our members look like. The majority of Numsa members whose details have been entered, are married and in the age group 30 – 39 years old. But KZN and Eastern Cape […]

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MEMS can help!

Many are tired of updates about progress with regard to the computerised membership system (MEMS) and wonder whether it is of any use at all. And now that shop stewards are getting workers to double check their details that have been entered into Numsa’s computer system, there may be more questions. But for Thabo Godfrey […]

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Pay on time, every time!

Joining Numsa is the easy part. But getting your employer to deduct from your wages and pay your subscription to Numsa regularly and on time is another hurdle. Numsa’s membership head, Lourens Bayliss, sets out the legislatoin and suggests what you should do to ensure your employer complies. Some employers still believe they are above […]

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HIV/AIDS: Briefs

Iscor Iscor is the latest Numsa-organised company to conduct a HIV prevalence test. The saliva of all employees is tested to find out how many workers are infected and whether they are professionals, clerical or production workers, their age group and gender. From these statistics, the company is then able to plan what is needed […]

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All Robs and Lobs

New leaders In the last Numsa News we gave you details of your leaders in the Western Cape and KwaZulu Natal. In this newsletter we list those in Northern Cape/ Free State, Northern Transvaal, Eastern Cape and Ekurhuleni regions. Congratulations to you all! Find the remaining regional and local leadership in the next Numsa News. […]

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7th National Congress, September 2004 – What is on your wish list?

Now that national and provincial government elections are over, it is time to get down to the business of preparing for the September Congress. To get you thinking, Numsa writers recently invaded Johannesburg South and Central locals to find out what shop stewards want discussed at Numsa’s September congress. What do you think? Debate in […]

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Tampering with nature

On May 24-26, BIOWATCH, an environmental non governmental organization (ngo) will be in court demanding that the Department of Agriculture give it access to information on where genetically modified crops are being cultivated. Biowatch claims that the government has flouted an international agreement on bio safety by granting permission for the growth of genetically modified […]

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Merseta – Rolling out the learners?

The Manufacturing, Engineering and Related Services SETA (Merseta) pledged to place 8831 unemployed learners in learnerships (and/or apprenticeships) by May 2004 as part of its commitment to the Growth and Development Summit (GDS). With the deadline expiring at the end of May, Woody Aroun spoke to some of the Merseta stakeholders to find out whether […]

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Comment from the general secretary

The recent national elections have reaffirmed the ANC’s control of government. This victory must be attributed to the majority of the working people who voted to end poverty and unemployment. Many people voted for a better life and the creation of productive jobs. The ANC victory suggests that the government will have to speed-up change. […]

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Bargaining:

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