NUMSA commemorates the 100 year anniversary of the Russian Revolution

Archive for July, 2013

Numsa Official Position on the Withdrawn Sexual Harassment Allegations against the General Secretary of Cosatu

We have carefully read and analysed the evidence before the public on the sexual harassment allegations against the General Secretary of Cosatu, Comrade Zwelinzima Vavi. We have noted that Comrade Vavi has profusely apologised to all South Africans, the working class and indeed most important of all, to his wife and family, for his poor […]

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NUMSA accepts General Secretary public apology

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) Jack Charles Bezuindenhout Region (formerly Wits Central) accepts COSATU General Secretary comrade Zwelinzima Vavi's public apology and admission that he has erred. Comrade Vavi's apology is a sign of his braveness and courageous leadership style. He has done what many leaders have dismally failed to do […]

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NUMSA statement on Rape allegations against COSATU General Secretary Comrade Zwelinzima Vavi

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) in KwaZulu-Natal is not surprised by new allegations against COSATU General Secretary comrade Zwelinzima Vavi, that he sexually assaulted a woman colleague. Clearly, this latest rape allegation cannot be de-linked from the poisonous, malicious and well-calculated political offensive directed towards destroying comrade Vavi’s political integrity and […]

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NUMSA buys R30 000 building material for rural school on Mandela day

Numsa’s Eastern Cape region collected clothes including 200 white school shirts from theirmembers and took them to the Tyongwana school in the Eastern Cape as part of Numsa’s Mandela Day activities. The school is situated in Lusikisiki District in a very rural area with no water and electricity. Numsa also bought R30 000 worth of […]

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NUMSA President congratulate graduates

Congratulatory message to the NUMSA Shopstewards' graduation ceremony in Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University held on 28 June 2013. Honourable Professor Haynes, Your esteemed academic staff and management, Representatives of MERSETA, Cde Dinga Sikwebu, NUMSA shop stewards who are achievers today, Family members, Invited guests, Ladies and gentlemen, Allow me to greet you this beautiful morning […]

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NUMSA National Trustees Conference

NUMSA NATIONAL TRUSTEES CONFERENCE 24 – 26 JULY 2013 St George Hotel Pretoria Numsa 1st Deputy President Opening Remarks Numsa National Office Bearers Present, Numsa Trustees, Numsa Head Office Staff, Invited guests and input presenters. 1. In our Numsa National Congress in Durban last year, we resolved that Numsa must have a clear investment strategy […]

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NUMSA: Hamba Kahle Mpondo! Robala ka kgotso Lion of Merafong!

NUMSA statement on the tragic death of Gauteng's MEC of Economic Development Nkosiphendule kolisile. The National Office Bearers’ (NOBs) of National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) have learnt with extreme sadness and shock that Gauteng’s MEC of Economic Development Nkosiphendule Kolisile is no more. As recent as 21 May 2013, Comrade Kolisile in […]

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NUMSA country-wide Nelson Mandela Day activities!

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa), officially the biggest affiliate of the Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu), representing a solid membership of 320 000, will kick-off Nelson Mandela Day activities as from tomorrow Thursday 18 July 2013. Numsa leadership, including our general members will be embarking on a series of […]

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Motor Wage Negotiations set for Mediation

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) representing a membership of more than 80 000 cheaply exploited workers in the automotive retail and repairs sectors such as garages, components manufacturers, truck body & trailer builders, panel beaters, spares shops, car and parts dealership and fitment workshops, has been engaged in protracted wage negotiations […]

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NUMSA rejects ESKOM offer

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa), officially the biggest affiliate of the Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) representing a total membership of 320 000 workers in energy, engineering, auto, steel, components, trye and rubber and motor sectors, has reached a deadlock with the state-owned monopoly power utility Eskom in relation […]

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