NUMSA commemorates the 100 year anniversary of the Russian Revolution

Archive for August, 2007

Numsa’s response to the BMW statement on the MIDP- Press release.

Yesterday in the Business report, BMW South Africa suggested that it wanted clarity from the Department of Trade and Industry before it takes a decision to invest R984 million in its Pretoria plant to develop a model to replace its 3 Series. What the company managing director, Bodo Donauer did not say yesterday are the […]

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Numsa conference set to launch campaign against “bulking” of workers’ subs

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) financial conference tomorrow (Wednesday) is scheduled to launch a campaign against defaulting employers and service- providers who fail to pay provident fund contributions, union membership fees and other levies to the bargaining councils. Numsa’s former general secretary and current chief executive of the Financial Sector Charter, […]

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Numsa pledged support for Cape Metro municipal workers’ strike.

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) support the indefinite strike tomorrow (Tuesday) by 10 000 members of the South African Municipal Workers of South Africa (Samwu) against Cape Town municipality. Numsa has noted that the disruptive municipal workers’ strike came about as a result of the intransigency displayed by the Mayor of […]

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Embattled tyre and rubber industry concludes historic agreement

Embattled tyre and rubber industry concludes historic agreement Embattled tyre and rubber industry has concluded a momentous agreement ending a protracted four-week old strike by 6 000 members of the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa). Today (Monday) and the following day thousands of striking workers in six plants in Port Elizabeth, Durban, […]

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A landmark collective bargaining agreement in the Automotive Industry

The National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa)convened a meeting on Friday, the 17th August 2007, attended by worker representatives from the seven car manufacturers (Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM’s) to consider a proposal put forward by a facilitator in the negotiations to avert a legal strike action in the Industry. In its deliberations, the meeting […]

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No. 4, August 2007 News

Numsa EditorialElect a strong leader to confront capital We have just emerged from a very successful Numsa Central Committee (CC) which deliberated on a range of matters pertinent to the existence of a progressive trade union such as Numsa. We considered the following matters and arrived at the following decisions: Our position as a Union […]

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Poetry

Poetry Frequently reminded Surely, I am frequently reminded.Would my past life be my downfall or would it be my rising experience?Cos I’m frequently reminded about my past life and experiences.My present situation clearly reminds me of my past life.Yes, it’s my past life, But at work it becomes so new in the manner in which […]

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Dear Judy

Dear Judi has been absent from your pages for a while now. To compensate we are giving over two pages this time for your problems and her solutions! Keep on writing! Dear Judi Opsoek na die ware identiteit in jou vakbond NumsaAs ‘n werker by ‘n vakbond aansluit, onderneem hy/sy om gereeld die lidmaatskap gelde […]

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20 Years and more

Western Cape celebrates 20 yearsRain and cold could not dampen the spirits of thousands of Numsa members and their families who attended Numsa’s 20 year anniversary in Cape Town in MayThese photos say it all: I breathe, walk and eat music When Mkhangeli Matiwane is not working at VW he plays the guitar for hip-hop […]

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On The Shopfloor

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