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Archive for March, 2009

Labour broker’s R1m loan to bus builder depicts sordid deception (March 26, 2009 – 9:52 AM)

It is a miracle that the budding bus body manufacturer has presented a lasting impression after its deeply distressing experiences of grappling with hard economic times. The terminally- ill medium-sized bus builder Santini, almost died clutching the hand of its most treasured labour consultant in December 2008, when the company failed to pay employees’ year-end […]

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Labour broker’s R1m loan to bus builder depicts sordid deception

It is a miracle that the budding bus body manufacturer has presented a lasting impression after its deeply distressing experiences of grappling with hard economic times. The terminally- ill medium-sized bus builder Santini, almost died clutching the hand of its most treasured labour consultant in December 2008, when the company failed to pay employees’ year-end […]

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Numsa job security conference resume this week in a stately event (March 22, 2009 – 11:36 PM)

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) will this week (Thursday) convene its three-day extraordinary job security conference aimed at ameliorating the negative effects of the worst global economic recession in history of the country.  State President Kgalema Motlanthe and senior government ministers in trade industry and labour will give keynote addresses on […]

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Summary of Numsa Job Security Conference resolutions (March 22, 2009 – 11:43 PM)

The world is in crisis. It is a crisis of financialised capitalism which has impacted seriously on Numsa sectors. In the automotive and allied sectors about 40 000 jobs have been lost. In engineering although about 3000 jobs have been lost so far, about 36000 notifications of short-time have been registered.  The dependent nature of […]

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Summary of Numsa Job Security Conference resolutions

The world is in crisis. It is a crisis of financialised capitalism which has impacted seriously on Numsa sectors. In the automotive and allied sectors about 40 000 jobs have been lost. In engineering although about 3000 jobs have been lost so far, about 36000 notifications of short-time have been registered. The dependent nature of […]

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Numsa job security conference resume this week in a stately event

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) will this week (Thursday) convene its three-day extraordinary job security conference aimed at ameliorating the negative effects of the worst global economic recession in history of the country. State President Kgalema Motlanthe and senior government ministers in trade industry and labour will give keynote addresses on […]

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Dear Judy

Dear Judy Dear Numsa officials at Port Shepstone localOn behalf of the staff and members of Numsa at Umzinto Garage I would like to thank Numsa for the great job that they did in assisting us when we lost two of our members due to illness. The families of both members were unable to perform […]

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Work on the streets

Work on the streetsNumsa writer, Liesbet Mohutsiwa, found mixed stories when she went to interview some street traders on Johannesburg's streets. Some are legal and doing good business. Others allege harassment by metro police including theft of their sale goods and difficulty with getting trading licences. Sanie Nenombi is a vegetable seller. His vegetables were […]

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Numsa Lite

Book ReviewAuthor: Francis WheenPublisher: Atlantic BooksReviewed by: Yingwani Mashaba Das Kapital is Karl Marx' 20-year epic quest to produce a piece of literature to help working people of the world rid themselves of capitalism which lives only by sucking workers' blood. This 'masterpiece' as Marx called it, is not the kind of book to be […]

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Thousands gather for the 9th World Social Forum

Thousands gather in Belem for the 9th World Social Forum Woody Aroun The city of Belem recently played host to delegates attending the 9th World Social Forum (WSF). Located in the state of Para, this Brazilian city is often referred to as the ‘gateway to the Amazon’ as the mighty river meanders its way through […]

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