NUMSA commemorates the 100 year anniversary of the Russian Revolution

Archive for December, 2007

20th Anniversary

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Editorial – Comment

Celebrating 40 years of a great revolutionary: Ernesto Che Guevara.Silumko Nondwangu, general secretary  In his farewell letter to Fidel Castro on the 1st April 1965, Che said; “……..Other nations of the world summon my modest efforts of assistance. I can do that which is denied you due to your responsibility as the head of Cuba, […]

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No. 6, December 2007 News

Celebrating 40 years of a great revolutionary: Ernesto Che Guevara.Silumko Nondwangu, general secretary  In his farewell letter to Fidel Castro on the 1st April 1965, Che said; “……..Other nations of the world summon my modest efforts of assistance. I can do that which is denied you due to your responsibility as the head of Cuba, […]

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International – The CAW and Magna

The CAW and Magna:Disorganising the Working Class The Canadian Auto Workers union (Caw) has always been a beacon of light for progressive unions in other parts of the world. However, Sam Gindin, a past Caw official, argues that a recent October agreement that the union has signed with auto parts company, Magna International, is casting […]

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Shop Stewards’ Corner

How good a shop steward are you on COIDA? Coida is the law that pays out workers who are injured at work, or who pick up occupational diseases at work.Now read ZJ Tekana's story from Dimbaza Foundries in King Williamstown and see what advice you would have given him. On August 19 2005 Tekana was […]

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From The Shopfloor

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Economy – Accelerated artisan training

Accelerated artisan training Can it alleviate the shortage of artisans asks Jenny Grice. In 2004, Henk Duys outgoing Seifsa president said: "Our artisan workforce is on average over 50 years old and thinking of retirement. We have lost our experience base through emigration and failure to train. Ten years ago we had over 14 000 […]

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2010 and the poor

2010: Streetnet International steps up World Class Cities For All CampaignWoody Aroun “Nothing for us without us! Walala, wasala!” (If you sleep we will leave you behind) is the message that comes across loud and clear as street vendors, slum dwellers and the homeless prepare to do battle with local authorities in the run up […]

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International – Argentinean workers

Argentinean workers “take over” ailing factories Outsourcing, unemployment, poverty and IMF prescriptions spurred Argentinian trade union federation, CTA, into setting up co-operatives that took over factories and labour brokers. Woody Aroun and Jenny Grice report on a talk by visiting Argentinian trade unionists Jose and Christian. The last few decades of political rule in Argentina […]

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Education

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