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Archive for September, 2007

Numsa slam unprovoked metro-police brutality on striking demonstrators

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) has lashed out at Ekurhuleni metro police’s “unprovoked attack” on protesting strikers outside a British multinational company in Germiston today(Thursday) at 7:30 am. At least 10 striking workers were today(Thursday) admitted at Rose Achres private clinic, in Germiston after sustaining serious injuries from a hail of […]

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Reviews and Poetry

Reviews and Poetry IMPHEPHO YOMPHEFUMLOAuthor: Monde NgonyamaPublisher: Swii Arts AmendmentReviewed by Ayanda Billie Poetry is taking centre stage in the performing arts. At clubs, restaurants, pubs and theatres you will always find an open microphone with a poet. With all the hype, what stands out is whether you will find sense in the words of […]

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Numsa Comrades Advise Each Other

Dear Numsa News.As a Numsa shopsteward in Eskom Enterprises, I have a very big concern about my company. My concern is that the workers on the lowest level in company are the less earning workers.And most of them are blacks. And they are the longest serving workers in the company.And secondly they have the skill […]

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Obituaries

Enock Mabaso Enock Mabaso was born in KwaSwayimana near Wartburg in KwaZulu Natal. He started working for Glacier Bearings (now Federal Mogul) more than 35 years ago. At the time of his death, he was still an active Numsa shop steward at Federal Mogul. Magrapes Hlatshwayo, a past Numsa official and shop steward, describes Mabaso […]

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Gender

Women vow to pull each other up!When the time for elections at Numsa’s 2007 National Congress comes, will delegates vote in a woman national office bearer? If the women that took part in Numsa’s national political gender school have anything to do with it, the answer is a definite “YES!” For once this was a […]

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Bua

Shop stewards – training ground for councillors!Long time Numsa shop steward, Rain Chiya, has been an ANC councillor since the first democratic elections. She spoke to Numsa News and explained how being a shop steward gave her skills to become a councillor. What kinds of skills that you learnt as a shop steward have helped […]

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Cosatu Central Commitee

On this next page we give you more news on what happened at the Cosatu Central Committee that took place from September 17 to 20 in Kempton Park. Some of it you may have already read in the newspapers but we hope to give you a new angle! The Madisha SagaWoody Aroun Addressing delegates at […]

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Community

Taking on tik Things came unstuck at home and at work for Numsa shop steward Amy Moses and it was all because of the notorious drug called tik. At work, some workers were being charged for stealing company equipment, from people's lockers and anything they could lay their hands on to feed their tik addiction. […]

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Social Responsibility

Numsa holds social security conferenceSam Tsiane Numsa held its first social security conference at the end of August. The conference considered government's social security reform discussion paper, surplus distribution, socially responsible investment, the Financial Sector Charter and other related matters. More than 50 worker trustees from different retirement funds in Numsa resolved on the following. […]

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Legal

Oh what a victory!Paulina Mohale Workers at Pro Roof Manufacturing, Vereeniging, are celebrating after winning almost R1m in backpay from their company. "This is marvellous, workers are very proud of Numsa's service in our company and they want t-shirts!” says Numsa shop steward Mthimkhulu. Their victory came after organiser Simon Matlou of Vereeniging local declared […]

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