NUMSA commemorates the 100 year anniversary of the Russian Revolution

Archive for April, 2008

Numsa found evidence of Assmang bosses complicity to furnace blast

An investigation into the high risk ferrometal producer Assmang’s explosion which recently killed six metalworkers, has found documentary evidence that management was alerted to the possible “loss of life and major damage” two days before the fatal explosion.  The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) has unearthed evidence of management complicity and flouting […]

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Metal Engineering workers are set to stage strikes over inflation increases

If it’s not exorbitant inflationary prices that push 220 000-strong metalworkers’ giant union to shift the goalposts and consider embarking on major strikes, it is deliberate misunderstanding by the employers. Almost a year after the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) signed landmark three-year wage agreements, employers are refusing to engage on above […]

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Economic slowdown cause metalworkers’ three year wage increases crash to great depression point

The swift economic slowdown has abruptly brought the country into a precipice of a national depression. With unbridled rising interest rates, rocketing food prices, ominous 60% electricity tariff increases, the economic outlook for indigent metalworkers has fast slipped to a point of no return. The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) is gravely […]

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Numsa battles out Eskom’s flawed grading in arbitration

After a four-year battle against Eskom’s inconsistent grading system, the metalworkers’ giant has bounced back in a clear-cut hostility by pursuing the matter in the arbitration. On Thursday next week (10 April, 2008), the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) will battle it out in the Commission for Conciliation Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) in […]

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