NUMSA commemorates the 100 year anniversary of the Russian Revolution

Archive for April, 2006

Australian MPs’ visit to giant aluminium manufacturer is to spark fresh outrage

The Australian Members of Parliaments’ visit today(Saturday) at BHP Billiton’s Hillside Aluminium factory in Richards Bay, Kwazulu-Natal is expected to spark fresh anger and indignation among metalworkers. Australian government recently ratified new labour market deregulation clauses which encouraged casualisation and extensive liberalization of existing clauses in an effort to increase labour flexibility laws. The National […]

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\"Soft skills\" training a real let down-NUMSA

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) is extremely perturbed by the continued provision of “soft skills”, including HIV/Aids, health and safety skills training by major metal, motor and engineering companies. This takes place in the face of skills crisis gripping the country, with the labour resource survey predicting a possible increase in […]

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Embattled aviation seat manufacturer allegedly set dogs on striking workers

At least 350 workers at a multinational aviation seat manufacturer Aerodyna in Cape Town are up in arms with the management after security guards allegedly set dogs on striking workers, seriously injuring one contract worker. And in a dramatic turn, The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) regional organizer Fizel Carelse was briefly […]

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