NUMSA commemorates the 100 year anniversary of the Russian Revolution

Archive for April, 2012

Spare a thought for shop stewards!

On a daily basis, we as shop stewards sacrifice for our members. We do not receive salaries from the union. Many members have a tendency of being disrespectful towards their respective leaders because they pay union subscriptions. Supervisors especially can influence members in a bad way because they also believe that they own production like […]

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Inequality lives on in South Africa

Bosses in many companies in South Africa are still getting their huge bonuses while workers on the floor who are directly involved in production are still earning below the living wage. In January 2009, Volkswagen SA workers were instructed to work four days every second week with a mini-shut down at the end of February […]

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Naledi strengthens abasebenzi

Naledi is Cosatu's research institute. Ayanda Billie spoke to Rob Rees about the Naledi project, “strengthening workers' rights and implementing social standards”. The three year project is in its last year (2009). The aim of the project is to: * Research German multinational corporations (MNCs) in South Africa * Assess their impact: economically and socially […]

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No transformation agenda

It is business as usual in the big corporations such as Highveld steel, Van­chem, Transalloys, Silcon smelters and others. These corporations do not intend to uplift the living conditions of their employees in their communities, theirs is to continue to oppress and exploit workers and destroy the social fabric of the society. The entire Emalahleni […]

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Promoting gender equality is important in the labour movement

Unions should take up the challenge of transformation of the labour market through equality and justice. However, this can be done if unions are united, strong and vibrant. It is true that although women have been swelling the ranks of the union, much remains to be done to organise them. Gender equality is elemental to […]

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Spending R2,96 million to save our lives

Numsa has launched its first health and safety campaign for all its shopstewards. Numsa is spending R2,96 million to educate and make shopstewards aware of the dangers in the workplace. The campaign was launched on September 16 2010 in Alexandra, north of Johannesburg. The launch was blessed by the presence of the Minister of labour, […]

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The passing away of a giant

There were lots of comrades as expected. Local residents showed their hospitality by organizing bathrooms, breakfast and refreshments for everyone. The Geographic landscape of Mdantsane is beautiful. Houses built in those steepy hills make a wonderful view. The size of the location is huge although house plans are not the same. The type of housing […]

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Promoting gender equality is important in the labour movement

Unions should take up the challenge of transformation of the labour market through equality and justice. However, this can be done if unions are united, strong and vibrant. It is true that although women have been swelling the ranks of the union, much remains to be done to organise them. Gender equality is elemental to […]

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NUMSA WELCOMES LABOUR COURT RULING TO DISMISS NEASA’s APPLICATION TO NULLIFY THE ENGINEERING MAIN COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENT

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) welcomes the ruling by Labour Court Judge Andre van Niekerk to dismiss the dastardly application brought by Hendrik Verwoerd inclined employer body NEASA which sought to nullify the Engineering Main Agreement signed by engineering industry employers ruling oligarchy and NUMSA as promulgated by Labour Relations Act. […]

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NUMSA’s 16 Days of Activism Launch: Speakers – COSATU President SDUMO DLAMINI – CCMA EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR NERINE KHAHN – NUMSA Deputy General Secretary

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) will be launching its 16 Days of Activism of No Violence Against Women and Children Abuse, tomorrow Friday 25 November 2011, Randburg Inn and Hotel, Cnr Republic Road and Main Avenue, Randburg, Gauteng province. The Launch will be addressed by COSATU President Cde S’DUMO DLAMINI, NUMSA […]

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