NUMSA commemorates the 100 year anniversary of the Russian Revolution

Archive for November, 2004

Numsa might file section 77 notice with NEDLAC for a strike.

DATE: 24 November 2004 Johannesburg NUMSA PRESS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE NUMSA MIGHT FILE SECTION 77 NOTICE WITH NEDLAC FOR A STRIKE. The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) might file section 77 through COSATU for an economic strike action in terms of the Labour Relations Act to prohibit major automotive and […]

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Tiger wheels to retrench 700 workers in order to introduce new technology.

DATE: 24 November 2004 Johannesburg NUMSA PRESS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE TIGER WHEELS TO RETRENCH 700 WORKERS IN ORDER TO INTRODUCE NEW TECHNOLOGY. TSW mag-wheels manufacturing company popular known as Tiger wheels based in Babelegi (South Pretoria) will retrench 200 workers of the National Union Of Metalworkers Of South Africa (NUMSA) this month and […]

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New Tyre Agreement

New tyre agreement, from July 1 2004 to June 30 2007 1. Wages New wage rates from July 1 2004 to June 30 2005 Across the board increase of 7,5% for all employees from July 1 2004 . Below are the new minimum and maximum rates for all skill levels. Skill level Minimum rate Maximum […]

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David’s Story

David Tsewu was employed as a motorbike driver for the past 3 years. He worked for Master Parts in Cape Town .During 2003 he became sick which resulted in him periodically being off from work. Early this year David’s doctor asked if he can test him for HIV and he agreed. In January this year […]

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Briefs

Briefs Sasol enquiryThe Sasol explosion inquiry that killed 10 people has been postponed to March next year. Initial indications are that when a worker disconnected a pipe of flammable gas, a spark ignited the gas and caused the explosion. Cosatu questions Telkom BEE deal Cosatu has criticised the sale of 15,1% of US-Malaysian company Thintana’s […]

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Brazilian workers party loses major cities

Brazilian workers party loses major cities Brazil ‘s city of Porto Alegre has been a model of how a democratic local authority governs. Under a 16-year workers’ party (PT) rule, the municipality introduced a system where citizens and their organisations are involved in the city’s budgets and decision-making. In elections held in October 2004, PT […]

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Sharing different worlds

Sharing different worlds A recent 5-day workshop with representatives from Brazilian metalworkers union – CNM-CUT – gave Numsa representatives from regions and National Office Bearers, the opportunity to share experiences of the two different countries. Delegates from the two countries discussed common issues of collective bargaining, labour laws as well as political issues like the […]

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What went wrong, South Africa ?

Today’s funerals resemble parties, the youth spin cars, criminals rule the country Ten years on, we cannot continue blaming apartheid and colonisation. It is time for the youth and the elderly to sit up and take stock, Pite Mogoje believes. Before the historic April 27 1994 elections, we justifiably blamed everything on apartheid and colonisation. […]

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Treating a sick hospital

Treating a sick hospital If you and your family use government hospitals, then experiences of shoddy treatment, of long queues, of no bedding, no food for sick patients, of clothes being stolen from dying patients, are probably familiar to you. But sometimes it is the hospital that is more sick than its patients. For the […]

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Dear Judi

_______________ Dear Judi I write this letter because I think Numsa will help me on my job. I am working at Kriel Tyre Changer, therefore my manager used to say he will suspend me for unnecessary things. So I want to know what am I supposed to do with that situation because what I have […]

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