NUMSA commemorates the 100 year anniversary of the Russian Revolution

Archive for October, 2006

Metals sector not the leader on BEE!

A study that Numsa asked the Corporate Strategy and Industrial Development Research Programme [CSID] at Wits University to carry out, has confirmed what Numsa suspected – transformation is not an imperative for metal industry owners! Neo Chabane* reports. [Neo Chabane is Numsa’s national researcher] On June 26 1955 the sound of the people could be […]

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Car plants adopt anti-labour policies to break unions

The country’s largest car manufacturers are pursuing a reactionary line of attack against workers and shop stewards in the workplace to frustrate the labour unions activities. This disturbing trend has emerged after several major auto assembly plants, including Daimler Chrysler, BMW, Ford and Toyota have adopted backward restructuring plans, flexible working hours and other shift […]

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What first time congress delegates said about the congress:

What first time congress delegates said about the congress: Zodwa Sibiya of Sactwu: “I like the way in which resolutions are being presented and debated. The leadership and speeches are good. On HIV/Aids I’ve learnt that by disclosing your status you live longer, you also get support from the entire leadership of Cosatu.” Zukile Gayigayi […]

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HIV /AIDS: Getting to grips with Aids

Getting to grips with Aids – moving beyond the company When a long-serving employee at Autoliv died from an Aids related illness, CEO Ralph Caspari resolved to set up an Aids Forum. Started in March 2000, the company was one of the first to start such a forum.With funding from the Swedish Workplace HIV/Aids Programme […]

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Membership Card Progress

Membership card progressFred Petersen Workplaces in Ekurhuleni, Hlanganani, Eastern Cape and Western Cape Regions were the first to receive Numsa membership cards. At Ford we issued cards on site while connected live to our membership system at Numsa Head Office. We were also able from within Ford to add some members that were not in […]

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20 Years next year!

In May next year Numsa will no longer be a teenager. The first two meetings of the 20th anniversary planning committee have been held. Some ideas have come up but we need some fresh ideas from you the members. We will then put the committee’s ideas as well as your ideas to the Numsa Central […]

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Maskandi deserves respect

“Maskandi deserves respect” He strums an ordinary guitar, wears traditional Zulu attire and comes from Illovo in KwaZulu-Natal. Woody Aroun and Bonga Ngwane spoke to Phuzekhemisi, the king of Maskandi about his life and music Tell us a little about yourself? Where were you born and did you always grow up in Illovo? My name […]

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We need a year of celebration of woman

With women’s month and National Women’s Day just over, Francois Quarrie asked some women how successful they felt the month’s events were.The newly elected deputy chairperson of the Cosatu Isipingo local, Nonhlanhla Adams, an educator at Isizinda secondary school in Umlazi, believes that despite large sums of money being spent on the celebrations “only women […]

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Shopfloor:

State drops case against five Cosatu leadersThe heat is off five Cosatu leaders including Numsa vice president, Cedric Gina, who were charged with public violence during the demonstration on the Swaziland/South African border in April this year.They were part of a Cosatu crowd that was showing their solidarity with the people of Swaziland.The five comrades […]

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Shopfloor: Credit bureaux associations fail to turn up

Briefs New increase for petrol attendantsFrom October 4, the minimum wage for petrol attendants (except those that work in the old homelands or self-governing states) will be:Area A R6,73 per hour Other areas R5,81 per hourIf you already earn above these minimums and you haven’t had an increase since 2005 then your increase is: Area […]

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