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Archive for June, 2005

Numsa memorandum to SEIFSA on the wage dispute.

Date : 27/06/2005 NUMSA MEMORANDUM TO SEIFSA ON THE WAGE DISPUTE . (Embargoed until 11:30,27 June) As we strongly support the COSATU protest action campaign today on job losses in the entire economy: We, the members of the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) denounce the manner in which the Steel , Engineering […]

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Numsa and Seifsa to settle 11 billion surplus dispute.

DATE: 23 June 2005 Johannesburg NUMSA PRESS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE NUMSA AND SEIFSA TO SETTLE 11 BILLION SURPLUS DISPUTE. The National Union Of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) and the Steel and Engineering Industry Federation Of South Africa (SEIFSA) have agreed to distribute 11 billion rands of the metal industry pension/provident funds surplus […]

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216 000 steel,automobile and motor workers ready to join strike.

DATE: 23 June 2005 Johannesburg Press release – for immediate release 216 000 STEEL , AUTOMOBILE AND MOTOR WORKERS READY TO JOIN STRIKE. Close to 216 000 members of the National Union Of Metalworkers Of South Africa (NUMSA) in the steel, automobile and motor industries will join the COSATU protest action on job losses on […]

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Numsa thrilled with the choice of the new Deputy President.

DATE: 23 June 2005 Johannesburg Press release – for immediate release NUMSA THRILLED WITH THE CHOICE OF THE NEW DEPUTY PRESIDENT. The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) join a chorus of COSATU unions to compliment President Thabo Mbeki for appointing the new Deputy President Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka. Her appointment came at a right […]

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Strike in the steel and engineering industry imminent.

DATE: 23 June 2005 Johannesburg Press release – for immediate release STRIKE IN THE STEEL AND ENGINEERING INDUSTRY IMMINENT. One day wage strike on the 27/06/2005 in the steel industry will continue as planned. This comes after the two days wage talks between the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) and the Steel […]

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On May 22-25, the International Metalworkers Federation [IMF] representing 21 million metalworkers all over the world held its World Congress in Vienna, Austria. This Congress was an opportunity for trade unionists from the south to interact and debate issues with trade unions from the north [developed economies]. A congress of this nature brings together 800 […]

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Briefs: Recognising NUMSA Heroes

Recognising Numsa heroesAubrey ka SakiNumsa’s new Eastern Cape regional office at Pickering Avenue, Newton Park, Port Elizabeth observed one of its proudest moments in history on April 23, when its building was renamed Bimba Mangqabashana House. First as a Dorbyl worker, shop steward, regional organiser and then regional secretary, Mangqabashana’s critical role pushed Numsa to […]

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Advice: Dear Judi

Dear Comrade JudiI am a comrade from Thabong (Welkom). We have a case with our company name B.B. Mining since 2003. And we met with Cde Norma in 2004. So the comrade told us that our case is going to the Labour Court. From that day we don’t hear anything from that Cde that encourages […]

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Culture: Listen Up – Year of Soulful Delivery, Daughters of Ingoma

The role of an artist is to create work that cannot be surpassed. This musical continent of ours has given birth to women whose music is doing battle with the funky R&B and Hip-pop music of America that is flooding our shores. Not only are they giving us songs that will be passed on to […]

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Beware the Evils of money

Much has been said about money being the root of all evil, but many who received compensation for land claims in Uitenhage seem deaf to this warning. In 1966 the apartheid government forcibly removed residents of Kabah Location at gun point during dawn raids. They were forced to move to KwaNobuhle. Why were Kabah Location […]

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