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Archive for July, 2007

Strife-torn tyre industry lock out striking workers

Bridgestone tyre manufacturers in the Port Elizabeth plant and Brits, outside Pretoria have locked out striking workers as divisions among industry bosses emerged. The strike entered its second day today(Monday) in the midst of divisions within the industry bosses with some expressing willingness to up their offer. Meanwhile employers at Continental in Port Elizabeth also […]

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Numsa welcomes relief on job losses in “immoral liquidation act”

The Johannesburg High Court has provisionally granted a stay of execution in the application for liquidation of a listed alloy wheels manufacturer ATS Alloy Wheels. And, the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) is ecstatic over the temporary reprieve for at least 500 metalworkers whose jobs were threatened by the application to finalize […]

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Tyre workers strike on the cards

At least 6 000 workers in six major tyre manufacturing plants in Port Elizabeth, Kwazulu-Natal and North West will embark on strike on Friday. This follows a shop stewards council decision of the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa in Port Elizabeth today(Tuesday) to ground operations to a virtual halt in support of their […]

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Talks at Eskom deadlocked

July 12, 2007 Electricity state-owned utility Eskom is edging on the brink of a disruptive lawful protest demonstrations, including work to rule throughout the country. This follows another deadlock on Thursday after the parastatal refused to improve its offer. The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) has demanded 9,75% increase across the board. […]

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Protracted talks pave the way for ending strike

July 12, 2007 In a last-minute breakthrough, the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) and Steel Engineering Industry Federation (Seifsa) have concluded a historic agreement resolving to end a crippling strike by metalworkers across the country. The momentous three-year deal, surpasses all other deals ever concluded in the past for it will also […]

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Assmang come in for sharp criticism over compensation of workers’ debilitating poisoning

July 6, 2007 The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) is deeply dismayed by Assmang’s threatening attitude towards compensation of scores of employees who were incapacitated by serious manganism poisoning. Our members, through no fault of their own are suffering from serious and diseabling condition caused by exposure to high quantities of manganese […]

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Metalworkers union eyes ways to plug greed in the lucrative pay TV rights deal

June 26, 2007 Metalworkers union giant is struck with horror at the latest revelations that Premier Soccer League (PSL) executives will rake up R30 million each after clinching broadcast rights deal with pay- television channel Supersport. The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa(Numsa) which represents 220 000 workers is incensed and concerned that the […]

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Numsa warns of backlash on industries’ reliance in importing foreign artisans

June 26, 2007 The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) has strongly warned of a backlash on overseas recruitment drive for 60 000 artisans while most industries continue to frustrate local artisan training programmes. It is not surprising that massive construction and engineering projects are to generate benefits with the industry making frantic […]

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