NUMSA commemorates the 100 year anniversary of the Russian Revolution

Archive for September, 2013

NUMSA strike update

After a hard fought battle between Numsa representing employees (garage workers) and the employers, represented by the Fuel Retailers Association and Retail Motor Industry, managed to reach agreement. The Numsa Special Executive committee (NEC) took place today  and resolved to accept as follows;  Wage increase of 11, 6% for 2013, 9% for 2014 and 9% for 2015, in […]

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NUMSA has reported burglary at its head quarters (HQ) to the Police

Last night, Thursday 26 September 2013, unknown men broke-in into our Head Office premises in Newtown, 153 Bree (Cnr Gerard Sekoto) Street, Johannesburg, and stole highly sensitive IT equipment belonging to the union. This latest burglary or brake-in joins a long list of other similar incidents that have occurred in the recent past. We are […]

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NUMSA accepts Fuel Retailers wage offer for Garage workers

The Numsa Special National Executive Committee (NEC) was convened today, Friday 27th September 2013, to update the NEC on the outcome of negotiations with the RMI and FRA as well as the engagement with the Minister of Labour and Minister of Energy. Having noted the improved wage offer with respect to garage workers, the NEC […]

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The Rightward Drift in the National Liberation Movement

Ideological Reflections and Responses to Some of the Recent Attacks National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) 1. The political context 1. The working class is under siege from the forces of capitalism. These forces are within and outside of the movement. Inside the movement, capitalist forces are pushing for the open adoption of […]

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2013 Motor strike resolution negotiations update

The Numsa Special National Executive Committee (NEC) was convened today, Friday 27th September 2013, to update the NEC on the outcome of negotiations with the RMI and FRA as well as the engagement with the Minister of Labour and Minister of Energy. The improved offer of 11, 6%, 9% and 9% for 2013, 2014 and […]

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Motor Strike update – 18 September 2013

Negotiations continued on Monday September 16 but no deal was sealed. Employers insisted that they want us to give them an undertaking on the peace clause. This peace clause will prevent strikes on every issue while the agreement is in place. It will stop us striking even on issues that are not in the agreement. […]

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Presentation by Professor Alfredo Saad-Filho from Brazil

Professor Saad-Filho has done extensive scholarly work and research on the following contemporary issues: political economy of development, industrial policy, neoliberalism, democracy, alternative economic policies, Latin American political and economic development, inflation and stabilization, and the labour theory of value and its applications. Download here

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Input of the NUMSA 2nd Deputy President to the NUMSA/ SWHAP/SOLIDARITY CENTER Workshop – 10 -11 September 2013

Dear comrades Friends from Solidarity Center and SWHAP Employers and staff present here today Allow me to greet you on behalf of the National Office Bearers , who unfortunately could not attend this workshop due to other commitments. This workshop takes place at a very challenging period, not only for NUMSA, but also for our […]

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NUMSA to hosts seminar on Economic Policy and Social Movements

Inivitation to a public seminar: Professor Alfredo Saad-Filho speaks: "Brazil – Economic Policy and Social Movements" Thursday 19 September 2013, Vincent Mabuyakhulu Conference Centre (VMCC)- Newtown TOMORROW Thursday 19 September 2013, Numsa’s Economic Research and Policy Institute will be hosting a public seminar under the theme “Brazil: Economic Policy and Social Movements”: 1980-2013. The seminar […]

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Majority of motor workers earning above the minimum rates set by the industry

Motor employers are firm that they are only offering a 7% increase on the minimum rates of pay. However, Numsa's research unit has analysed information received from the motor industries bargaining council (Mibco). This shows that the majority of motor industry workers are paid wages that are above the minimums. This means that if Numsa […]

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