NUMSA commemorates the 100 year anniversary of the Russian Revolution

Archive for October, 2007

SA steel firm’s health standards fail the true test

The world’s largest steel company, Arcelor Mittal SA has proved it’s pre-eminence as the most profitable multinational through its huge balance sheet. But, it failed the true test when it came to treatment of its steelworkers and restoring surrounding communities’ state of health. Not surprisingly, the steel giant operations at its waste site in the […]

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A battle royal ensues over “racial attack on a tied worker”.

A bloody fight has hit the roof after a garage owner and a white supervisor allegedly fastened a worker with ropes and assaulted him. Distressed Michael Ladlokova should be forgiven for thinking that his employer was in a right mood when he asked him why he continued to pay him R6, 74 an hour, instead […]

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Numsa is braced for “blood-spattered battle” over massive artisan training project

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) has warned of a bloody fight as it pressed ahead with the launch of accelerated artisan training programme. Numsa in conjunction with Manufacturing Engineering and Related Services Seta (Merseta) and several other metal and engineering companies have unveiled a massive artisan training programme to address the […]

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Numsa strike bring down PE racing car production exports

Negotiations in the protracted strike by metalworkers in Port Elizabeth’s Hi Tech Automotive car racing manufacturer continued to flounder as strike entered its eighth week. More than 400 members of the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) went on strike in the Greenbushes car plant outside Port Elizabeth early in August 2007, to […]

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No. 5, October 2007 News

Long live the season of strikes and electoral politics! The week of the 17th September 2007, in which Cosatu held its Central Committee, represented a climax reminiscent of what Joe Slovo recorded in the 1990s: “the increased tempo of struggle in our country in the last few years (that) has stimulated a great deal of […]

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