NUMSA commemorates the 100 year anniversary of the Russian Revolution

Archive for June, 2008

Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe election violence – 'the last kick of a dying horse'?Numsa News went to print on the eve of the Zimbabwe presidential elections. We spoke to a Zimbabwean worker and trade union member just a week before she was to vote in the run-off elections. “I doubt if the elections are going to make any […]

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Editorial

Editorial –Numsa News The Politics of a Personality Cult. On June 20 in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe told a meeting; “Only god, who appointed me, will remove me, not the MDC, not the British…..” This statement made shortly after the ZANU-PF youth militia armed with iron bars, sticks and other weapons attacked MDC supporters and […]

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Service

Recruitment and service – how are we doing?Veronica Mofokeng  Recruitment is the first priority for an organization to build and sustain itself financially. Numsa aims to organise unorganised workers who work in the metal industry and to unite and build a strong organisation in the metal industries. Only once it has united workers can it […]

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NUMSA Lite

Charmed by Afro-pop Album: IsizaloArtist: SliqangelReviewed by: Ayanda Billie It did not take me much time to decide that Sliqangel music is a fully-baked cake that stands to give tough competition to today’s sound. It is difficult not to be charmed by the 13-track album especially if you are into the Afro-pop style. The singer/guitarist […]

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Dear Judy

  Dear JudyWe would like to know if it is legal for the company to refuse child care leave and use workers' leave days to cover for short-time.Confused workers, VWSA Dear comradesWe forwarded your query to your VWSA shop stewards. This is how they responded: The company cannot refuse any worker child care leave as […]

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Politics

“ANC structures in disarray” SACP's chief Blade Nzimande recently came out strongly in the SACP's newsletter stating that the ANC's structures on the ground were crumbling. Numsa writers Pinky Ramokoka, Jabu Hlabangwane and Leonard Thwala asked him to elaborate. “Not all the ANC structures are weak,” Nzimande says, “but most of them are weak!” He […]

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Training

Focus on what lies aheadXolani Tshayana from Volkswagen spoke to Mechatronics student Fundiswa Kopi about herself and the course that she is studying. Tell us about yourself and your family backgroundI am currently doing my final year in a Bachelor degree of Mechatronics. I am an only child and formerly staying with my mother. The […]

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Health

Get tested – for Aids and everything else!Jenny Grice Numsa's and Cosatu's resolutions say we must fight the stigma around Aids. If we destroy the stigma, people will come forward to be tested, they will find out their status and they will disclose their status. If they know their status they can be treated, they […]

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Celebration

Weather fails to dampen May Day spirit!Doris Nqetho Although it was raining, workers and community members came in numbers to celebrate workers' day on May 1.After singing the national anthem there was a moment of silence to honour those workers and leaders who had passed away since the previous year. The programme director Mrs Khanyase […]

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Shopfloor

 Join the marches against price increases from JulyNational march to go ahead on August 6 Nedlac has given the go ahead for Cosatu to march around the rising electricity, food and transport costs and the increased interest rates. We need tell you no more. You know how these price increases are affecting you and your […]

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