NUMSA commemorates the 100 year anniversary of the Russian Revolution

Archive for March, 2005

Dear Judi

Q. Hi Judy My husband is employed in the motor industry and is a Numsa union member. He works a 45 hour week from 07:30 to 17:00 with a half an hour lunch break. He was told that he must work every second Saturday from 08:00 to 12:00 and how they would calculate there saturday […]

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Making your medical aid work for you!

LOWER PLAN weekly contributions for 2005: EMPLOYER EMPLOYEE TOTAL Total employee payments per year Benefits Per year Single member R14.83 R14.83 R29.66 R771.16 Single member R2 500 Adult dependant R 6.65 R 6.65 R13.30 R345.80 For each child dependant R 2.84 R 2.84 R 5.68 R147.68 Member with a family R3 375 HIGHER PLAN weekly […]

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How to get your NUMTEC purchasing card

1. To get a card you must fill in an application form. Get your application form from: Your shop steward Numsa regional or local office NUMTEC head office (011)-783 3578/9 or write to NUMTEC, P.O. Box 787352 Sandton, 2146. Make sure you include a return address/contact number in your correspondence. Benefits of the Card: Use […]

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Poetry

Let her live her life! (for the attention of all child and women abusers) Leave her as she is,Meant and destined To wander as she wishes, As she was born free To live her own world. No solution is child abuse, Thus think twice, brother, Be it hardship or frustrations, Thru isolation or mind-boring, Touch […]

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Writers’ Page

Dube birds’ nest Peter Thobejane All of us are metalworkers and at some time we are soccer followers. And football is all about planning, tactics, and technical changes during the game. I am a full supporter of Moroka Swallows, the Dube birds. When some coaches lose the game, they just accept defeat and go back […]

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Samba, drums and the World Social Forum

Comparing our wages to other African and European countries Hlokoza Motau and Jenny Grice The survey, The Purchasing Power of Working Time 2004, an international comparison, published by the International Metalworkers Federation (IMF) is just out. It shows up how much time metalworkers in different countries must work to buy essential items like food, clothes, […]

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Numsa trains Aids counsellors

Break the silence while you can Miriam Makhalamele She died in silenceShe is who she was; Promising, determined she rose against all oddsWhy the silence? The agony on her face showed even when concealedHer body lost shape by day. Like it or not HIV infects or affectsWhen is the deafening silence gonna break? If she […]

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Sactu’s fiftieth anniversary

People’s Budget Campaign puts a dampener on Trevor’s budget With so many good things being said about the Finance Minister’s budget, it took the People’s Budget Campaign representing Cosatu, the SA Council of Churches and the SA NGO Coalition, to express its disappointment with it. The coalition said that if the country wanted to cut […]

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Land claims worked for Protea resident

Protea was half city, half farm. There was only one tar road right around the township (the bus-line), no electricity and no sewerage. Some residents had livestock such as cattle, sheep, and fowls. Most boys had doves. There was only a primary school and the Catholic church school at the convent. “We used to go […]

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Dispute at VWSA over outsourcing continues

Education in crisis? Many Numsa members took part in student politics in the 1970s/80s. They were detained, fired at and teargassed. How does the recent student unrest link with those earlier struggles? As parents, how are you coping with the financial stresses of putting your children through high school and tertiary education? What problems are […]

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