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Archive for May, 2009

General Motors South Africa (GMSA) has embarked on a retrenchment spree, (May 25, 2009 – 12:59 PM)

In 2007 GMSA issued the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) with a notice to retrench 562 workers. Citing the global crisis, GMSA issued Numsa with retrenchment notices again in 2008 and 2009 February, for 582 and 420 workers respectively. Since this retrenchment spree by GMSA 1313 workers have lost their jobs. Without […]

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General Motors South Africa (GMSA) has embarked on a retrenchment spree,

In 2007 GMSA issued the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) with a notice to retrench 562 workers. Citing the global crisis, GMSA issued Numsa with retrenchment notices again in 2008 and 2009 February, for 582 and 420 workers respectively. Since this retrenchment spree by GMSA 1313 workers have lost their jobs. Without […]

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Unveiling of Vincent Mabuyakhulu’s tombstone

Unveiling of Vincent Mabuyakhulu's tombstone Woody ArounAs political parties wrapped up their election campaigns on Sunday 19 April 2009, Numsa headed towards Jozini in northern KwaZulu Natal to unveil the tombstone of their former President and ANC National Member of Parliament, Vincent Mabuyakhulu who passed away in 2006. The unveiling ceremony, attended by family and […]

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Helping out in your community

Helping out in your community Retrenchments are continuing. Veronica Mofokeng shares how her church is helping in her community in and around Bethlehem. Through this economic crisis that we find ourselves in, some of us are losing our jobs but it is not our fault. My church is trying to help eradicate poverty, hardship and […]

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Poetry

Book Review THEY PASSED THIS WAY AND TOUCHED OUR LIVES: African Morning Star Publication AUTHOR: Don Mattera REVIEWED BY: Ayanda Billie Don Mattera, known as Bra Don, is one of the celebrated writers in the South of Africa, with several prestigious literary awards as well as numerous humanitarian citations to his name. Bra Don’s poetry […]

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Dear Judy

Dear JudyI write this letter to seek help and advice as a new shop steward.First of all I would like to know the term of a local organiser to lead the workers in the area that we are working in.Secondly, I'm concerned about Numsa in Madibeng, Brits. It seems like our leaders are those who […]

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MEIBC committed to monitoring bad payers

MEIBC committed to monitoring bad payersAlistair Smith, CEO of the MEIBC, responds to a Numsa News article on page 11 of the March 2009 edition. In any given month, through our pension/provident fund administrators, the MEIBC manages to collect at least 75% of the total value of contributions payable by companies by the stipulated payment […]

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All about worker control

All about worker control In 2008 Numsa's constitutional structures set up a commission of enquiry to investigate tensions and divisions in the Union's Northern Cape region. One of the commission's recommendations was that workshops must be run to educate local and regional office bearers on their role in the Union as well as on the […]

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How to apply for associate membership

Associate membership If you have been a Numsa member for more than two years and are retrenched and cannot find another job, you can apply to Numsa to remain as an associate member so that you can remain a member of the Numsa funeral fund. You will just have to pay R5,60 per month to […]

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Working together means service

Working together means service Peter ThobejaneThe rural community of Bapedi ba Mmafefe in the eastern part of Limpopo under the leadership of Kgosi Setlamorago Thobejane, the national chairperson of Contralesa, and his traditional councillors as well as the ward councillors have long held an annual general meeting (AGM) with the community every December. This AGM […]

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