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Archive for July, 2005

Briefs: Job Losses

Has the ‘Chinese tsunami’ reached you?Philip Sapud The giant wave of Chinese imports has reached Western Cape’s shores. Long-established manufacturer of boilers, Consani Engineering, went into liquidation earlier this year. More than 400 workers lost their jobs. The company could not compete with similar products imported from China. The growing strength of the rand against […]

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Over 2000 workers at Highveld Steel will embark on industrial action.

DATE: 26 July 2005 Johannesburg NUMSA PRESS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE OVER 2000 WORKERS AT HIGHVELD STEEL WILL RESUME STRIKE. Over 2000 members of the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) will resume industrial action at the Highveld Steel company in Witbank on Wednesday 27/07/2005. This comes after the company wage offer […]

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Gravy train for 11 Eskom bosses as workers get 5,5% wage hike.

DATE: 13 July 2005 Johannesburg Press release – for immediate release Gravy train for 11 Eskom bosses as workers get 5,5% wage hike. Yesterday , the conciliated wage talks between National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) and the ESKOM power utility company hit another snag as the company wage offer remained unchanged at […]

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Strike looming at X-strata chrome company over wages.

DATE : 13 July 2005 Johannesburg NUMSA PRESS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE USE. STRIKE LOOMING AT X-STRATA CHROME COMPANY OVER WAGES. The wage talks between the National Union Of Metalworkers Of South Africa (NUMSA) and the X-Strata chrome making multinational company based at Rustenburg reached an impasse. This follows the company offer of 8,75% and […]

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Numsa to accept 6,8% from steel employers to avoid strike.

DATE : 11 July 2005 Johannesburg NUMSA PRESS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE NUMSA TO ACCEPT 6,8% FROM STEEL EMPLOYERS TO AVOID STRIKE. A potential strike action by over 190 000 workers in the steel and engineering industry has been avoided. This comes after workers in the industry overwhelmingly agreed to accept 6,8% for the […]

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Numsa declared a wage dispute with Eskom Company.

DATE: 05 July 2005 Johannesburg Press release – for immediate release NUMSA DECLARED A WAGE DISPUTE WITH ESKOM COMPANY. Yesterday , wage talks between National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) and the ESKOM utility company deadlocked once again. The wage offer remain unchanged at 5,5% despite the company posting a net profit of […]

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190 000 steel workers to protest over 6% wages.

DATE: 05 July 2005 Johannesburg Press release – for immediate release 190 000 STEEL WORKERS TO PROTEST OVER 6% WAGES. Last week, the wage negotiations between the National Union Of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) and the Steel Industry Employers Federation of South Africa (SEIFSA) remained deadlocked. Nearly , 190 000 members of NUMSA in […]

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