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Archive for May, 2005

NUMSA to declare a dispute with engineering and steel employers.

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa [NUMSA] will now declare a dispute with the Steel Engineering Industry Federation of South Africa [SEIFSA] in the second round of wage bargaining round tomorrow 10/05/2005 . This comes after the employer federation rejected all the union demands and failed to give a wage increase last week. […]

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Tough wage negotiations in the engineering and steel industry ahead for NUMSA

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa [NUMSA] and the Steel Engineering Industry Federation of South Africa [SEIFSA] will resume their first round of wage bargaining round on Thursday 05/05/2005 . Both parties will lock horns in negotiations to determine wages and working conditions of 310 000 workers employed in the engineering and steel […]

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Unions under attack in Fry’s Metals v Numsa court case.

The Supreme Court of Appeal has rejected the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) leave to appeal in the Fry’s Metal case. This move seems to change the interpretation of the Labour Relations Act 187(c) and set a shocking precedent in the workplace on dismissals of workers. The battle has been going on […]

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NUMSA declares a dispute with SEIFSA over critical demands .

Yesterday, the wage talks between National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa [NUMSA] and the Steel Engineering Industry Federation of South Africa [SEIFSA] finally deadlocked. The union has declared a dispute in terms of the Labour Relations Act section (64) and industry collective bargaining agreement after the employers failed to meet eleven critical demands. The […]

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6000 VWSA workers to be balloted for a strike.

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa [NUMSA] will ballot 6 000 workers at VWSA Uitenhage factory for a primary strike action on Monday 16/05/2005 . The protected strike at VWSA Roodekop parts warehouse has entered its third day with no solution. The strike was prompted by the unilateral outsourcing of the packing department […]

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VWSA workers resume strike over outsourcing

Nearly 67 VWSA workers belonging to the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa [NUMSA] are on strike action at the VWSA Roodekop parts distribution. The strike was prompted by the unilateral outsourcing of the packing department at the parts distribution division to a labour broker. The outsourcing of the packing area will affect 19 […]

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VWSA remain recalcitrant as the strike continues.

The protected strike at VWSA Roodekop parts warehouse has entered its fourth day as the company remain recalcitrant and refuses to reverse the decision to outsource the packing department to a labour broker. The outsourcing of the packing area will affect 19 workers. The company claims that these 19 workers have been redeployed to other […]

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Strike at VWSA inevitable over outsourcing

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa [NUMSA] has issued 72 hours notice for a protected strike action at VWSA Roodekop parts distribution. The strike will commence on the 19 th April 2005 and it will only involve 67 workers. This comes after the union balloted and 90% of the workforce overwhelmingly voted in […]

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Dispute at VWSA over outsourcing & incentive scheme

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa [NUMSA] has declared a dispute at the VWSA company in Uitenhage over incentive scheme and unilateral outsourcing of the packing department at the parts distribution division at Roodekop in Gauteng to a labour broker. The company has failed to resolve the dispute amicably and workers are considering […]

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International: Australian unions square up for a fight

Union officials visit Numsa-organised workplaces all the time. They enter factories to hold meetings, conduct shopsteward elections and to communicate with members. Union access to workplaces is a right that South African workers won many years back. The right is even enshrined in the country’s labour law. Australian workers may cease to enjoy this basic […]

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