NUMSA commemorates the 100 year anniversary of the Russian Revolution

Archive for November, 2008

Numsa lite

CD reviewArtist: Norman ChaukeAlbum: Jazz DikasReviewed by: Yingwani MashabaProduced by: Gallo Records In an industry that chops heads and suffocates talent, South Africa is a sea bubbling with tenacious young voices eager to take on the hostile industry and triumph against all odds. Hailing from the dusty township of Hammanskraal, a jazz troubadour emerges from […]

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Opinions

Opinion Zimbabwe – what about the workers?With the current hype on the peace and unity negotiations in Zimbabwe where the South African president Thabo Mbeki has managed to force the two warring groups to unity towards the newer Zimbabwean government, what about the influence of the workers in these developments. For a long time Mugabe […]

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Dear Judy

Dear Judy Ngiyanibingelela engosini yenu. Ngingumsebenzi la kwa Metso Isithebe plant. Lapha emsebenzini kunama department awu five ahlukene – inspection melting, machine shop, fettline, moulding. Inkinga yami ukuthi inyunyana yethu iNumsa ayisanelisi ngendlela esebenza ngayo; ekubeni siyikhokhela.Inkampani yathi izoqeda ama supervisor ifake ama charge hand. Yakwenza lokho e-machine shop, nase moulding, yabenyusela imali, yasala ifettling. […]

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Bursary advice

Book reviewBook: The Bursary Register 2009 Academic YearReviewed by: Mmusi Moses Serobatse Who should read it?* Young South African citizens with academic potential who are serious about furthering their studies at any recognizable institution of higher learning, and who are in need of financial assistance.* Pupils still at school who come from poor and/or rural […]

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Engineering surplus

Surplus apportionment and data verification exerciseMetal and Engineering Industries Retirement Funds As a result of amendments to the Pension Funds Act in 2007, Bargaining Council Retirement Funds fall under the Pension Fund Act with effect from 1 January 2008.In accordance with the provisions of the Act, the Metal Industries Provident Fund and Engineering Industries Pension […]

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No more free riders

No more free riders!Jenny Grice The challenge is on for motor shop stewards to negotiate agency shop agreements in their companies. For too long non-union members have been riding free on the backs of trade union members. When trade unions negotiate better wages and conditions, free riders get the benefits without the sacrifices. An agency […]

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International Aids Day

HIV/AIDSInternational Aids Day 1 December 2008 Take part in International Aids Day in your factory17-24 November 2008 * Shop stewards committees to meet with plant management to discuss joint activities on World Aids Day; fund-raise for food parcels for child-headed households because of Aids* Identify NGO care-givers in your community to be adopted by the […]

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Abuse- the cycle repeats itself

Abuse – the cycle repeats itselfPinky Ramokoka By staying silent the cycle repeats itself. Do you know somebody who is being abused? Think carefully before you answer this question. Abuse does not always take the form of the overt, physical kind, and you don’t have to be the actual abuser to feel guilty. Abuse can […]

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Aids hospice pleads for funds

Centre pleads for fundsYingwani Mashaba Ga-Tsholofelo is se-Tswana for hope. It is a home-based care centre founded in 2001 at Oukasie in Brits.It is the brain-child of Lulama Ngubesha, an Eastern Cape born schoolteacher now based and working at Letlhabile, 25km north of Brits. "She saw an urgent need to intervene in order to conscientise […]

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Stalwart’s tombstone unveiled

Stalwart's tombstone unveiledThe family of Enock Mabaso recently unveiled his tombstone. Mabaso was one of the first members of the Metal and Allied Workers Union (Mawu) and served as its president for two terms. He was a shop steward in the Pinetown local for many, many years and worked at Glacier Bearings. Source Numsa News

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