NUMSA commemorates the 100 year anniversary of the Russian Revolution

Archive for March, 2006

2006 No. 1

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1 700 NUMSA to go on strike over exploitation of temporary workers by labour brokers

About 1700 Goodyear employees in Port Elizabeth are set to embark on a legal strike this week after management reportedly refused to employ 300 temporary workers for the past five years. These temporary workers have suffered repression from the labour broker- Kelly Temporary Staffing Agency – which allegedly denied them medical aid and provident fund […]

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NUMSA hails ANC victory in local government elections

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) national executive committee meeting yesterday saluted the ANC’s decisive victory in the local government elections. But, it also frowned at the ANC voting losses suffered in the Cape Town metropolitan council. In its assessment of the role played by organized metalworkers in the recent local government […]

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NUMSA statement on BBBEEE

NATIONAL UNION OF METALWORKERS OF SOUTH AFRICA 153 Bree Street (cnr. Becker), P.O. Box 260483 Newtown Excom 2023 Johannesburg, Tel: 011-689 1700 2001 Fax: 011-833 6330 e-mail:mziwakhe@numsa.org.za Press statement for immediate release 17 March, 2006. NUMSA press statement on BEE The national executive committee of the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) is […]

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NUMSA plans a strike against assault by the white boss

At least 650 Assmang workers are to go on strike over the refusal by management to sack an aggressive general manager who reportedly punched and jostled around a manganese plant worker. The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa(NUMSA) is up in arms with the Assmang management and mobilizing a strike after workers who themselves […]

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

WINNING LETTER Dear Numsa News Numsa is one of the biggest and strongest unions, it is better to belong to Numsa as it is an industrial union. Cosatu has recognised Numsa as the sole representative of metalworkers. Numsa was born on 23 May 1987 . In May 2006 it will be 19 years old. From […]

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LEGAL CASES: Legal wrangles score almost R6 million

Numsa member awarded R500 000 after 6 years When Keddie Makhubalo reported for work at Goodyear in Uitenhage, even though he was off-duty, he learnt to distrust his white bosses for life. “I never expected that the same boss I offered to help when my colleague was absent from work, would push for my dismissal […]

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ADVICE: Dear Judi

Dear JudyWe are writing this letter to state some of our special issues in our company. The following issues are the main issues that create big problems between workers themselves and management in Univel Transmissions. This company has got a joint venture with a German company – GKN. Both these companies seem not to care […]

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LAWS: Solidarity with the women of Zimbabwe

The Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions [ZCTU] and Cosatu have come together around a campaign which proves that trade unions are not narrowly focused on workplace issues but are concerned with the broader problems facing working-class people. The two federations combined to organise delivery of thousands of sanitary pads to the working class and poor […]

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ENGINEERING: Engineering surplus delay `not employers’ fault`

Employers are `not delaying the process of handing out the surplus in the engineering funds`, says Numsa`s engineering sector coordinator, Thulani Mthiyane. According to Mthiyane, the reason for the delay is a legal one. Last year, the High Court ruled that pension and provident funds in the engineering industry fall under the Labour Relations Act. […]

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