NUMSA commemorates the 100 year anniversary of the Russian Revolution

Archive for May, 2006

Kwazulu employers’ inequities will not go unpunished vows NUMSA

Fresh from last week’s countrywide mass demonstrations, Kwazulu-Natal metal and engineering employers are now braced for a major disruptive strike on Thursday by metalworkers over job shedding and alleged racism. The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) in Kwazulu-Natal has singled out Mittal in Newcastle, Bell Equipment in Richards Bay and Daimler Chrysler […]

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East Cape metalworkers to hit centres of scandalous retrenchments

Major auto assembly and component manufacturing companies in the Eastern Cape are the latest targets of metalworkers’ biggest strike on Thursday (18 May) over “reprehensible tactics” used by most companies to retrench workers and outsource operations. The country’s largest metalworkers’ union – the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) – is preparing to […]

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Western Cape metalworker’s stayaway targets racist employers

Firms in the steel, metal and engineering sector in the Western Cape face a “high wire act” as conflicts over workplace racial practices were expected to intensify during COSATU one-day general strike on Thursday. The National Union of Metalworkers Union of South Africa (NUMSA) said yesterday it targeted 500 companies where it is organized, to […]

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NUMSA pickets pave the way for next week’s general strike

Metalworkers yesterday (Tuesday) staged mass protest demonstrations throughout the country, heeding a call by the Congress of South African Trade Unions to demand government intervention to end job losses. The lunch-hour pickets and marches were organized by COSATU affiliates in the manufacturing sector in a show of support for the largest labour movement’s jobs and […]

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NUMSA hits employers who owe R52 million on workers’ fees

It surely can’t be long before the country’s major metalworkers union hit sham employers who owed about R52 million on workers’ subscription contributions and bargaining council dues. About 900 companies owed about R52 million on union membership fees and related employers’ legislated bargaining council levies, a study by the National Union of Metalworkers of South […]

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Numsa Mbuyi Ngwenda Bursary Fund

MBUYISELO NGWENDA BURSARY FUNDIn association with N U M S A I N V E S T M E N T C O M P A N Y [PTY] LTDREG. No. 97/05691/07 The application form for the Mbuyi Ngwenda Bursary Fund is now available! RULES AND INSTRUCTIONS This form must be completed by a dependant […]

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Community: Labour on air

Labour slots on community radio stations will start again from the beginning of May. Numsa’s radio djs tell you why you should listen in! Bonga Ngwane – Imbokodo Radio 96.8FMListen to the show because it is about labour news, problems and remedies to those problems.From the beginning of May, the labour slots will be on […]

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Motor: Questions and Answers on Motor Surplus

BRS has been appointed by the motor industry pension and provident funds to try and find all past members of the funds. BRS has advertised in newspapers and on radio and is busy visiting Numsa offices to explain the process. These are questions that shop stewards asked BRS at a meeting in Johannesburg South local […]

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Advice: Dear Judi

Dear Judy We are from Fidelity Super Care from Brits and we are members of Saccawu since early last year. But till now nothing happened between Saccawu and us. The guy who is in charge does not care about his members. Every time when we want him in town he says we must come to […]

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Gender: Women shop stewards tell all

Numsa wants the number of women shop stewards to reflect women membership. But getting women elected as Numsa shop stewards is just the first hurdle. Once they are there, there are often many other hurdles to master. South Coast local shop steward, Doris Nqetho, remembers the time she was “left behind”, forced to sleep in […]

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