NUMSA commemorates the 100 year anniversary of the Russian Revolution

Archive for February, 2014

Numsa to hold Press Conference

Numsa National Office Bearers (NOB’s) to hold a Press Conference – Sunday 02 March 2014 – Numsa Head Offices – Newtown Members of the media are invited to a Press Conference to be addressed by NUMSA’s National Office Bearers, namely General Secretary IRVIN JIM; President ANDREW CHIRWA; 1st Deputy President CHRISTINE OLIVIER; 2nd Deputy President […]

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NUMSA Memorandum to Government on the need for a people’s budget to combat poverty, unemployment and inequality

                    NUMSA Memorandum to Government on the need for a people’s budget to combat poverty, unemployment and inequality  To:       Mr. Sizani Phumelele Stone Chief Whip of the Majority Party National Assembly Parliament RSA Date:    Wednesday 26 February 2014 The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa on behalf of 341150 members has been mandated to […]

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Speakers Notes: NUMSA 2nd Deputy President Comrades Basil Cele on jobs for Youth demonstration

26 February 2014, Cape Town, Western Cape On behalf of the National Office Bearers (NOBs) and the over 341, 150 members of the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa, please receive our revolutionary and red greetings.  I’m grateful to address you Metalworkers; the fighting sons and daughters of Oliver Tambo; Joe Slovo; Harry Gwala; […]

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COSATU General Secretary Comrade Zwelinzima Vavi speaks

ZWELINZIMA VAVI, General Secretary of the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) will address the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) General Meeting in Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, TOMORROW  Thursday 27 February 2014, at 16h00pm, Nongoza Jobe Hall (formerly Old Centenary Hall), Ntsekisa Road, New Brighton, Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape province. The […]

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Numsa recruitment blitz team distribute leaflets to workers

On February 25 2014 in Bloemfontein from 5:00am till 7:30am, Numsa went on a recruitment blitz at Transnet Engineering in Bloemfontein. Local organisers, Local Administrator’s, Local Office bearers, Regional treasurer, Regional secretary and Doves Personnel  were Distributing Recruitment leaflets to potential members. The mood was good very early in the morning, workers were demanding T-shirts of […]

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Joint statement of NUMSA – Trade Unions and Progressive Social Movements

Joint statement of NUMSA – Trade Unions and Progressive Social Movements on the planned mass demonstration outside Parliament against the Employment Tax Incentive Scheme/Youth wage subsidy. The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) in the Western Cape has been engaged in a series of engagements with progressive social and youth movements recently around […]

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100 years of the Native Land Act

Hopes that the ANC government would reverse the ravages of the 1913 Land Act have come to almost nothing says Dinga Sikwebu. Introduction Wednesday the 19th of June 2013 marked exactly a centenary after the Native Land Act was passed. The Act limited black African land ownership to 7% which later increased to 13, 6% […]

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Members of the media invited to press briefing

NUMSA to hold a Press Conference to announce details of the planned mass demonstration during the budget speech on Wednesday 26 February 2014 The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) will be holding a Press Conference tomorrow 25 February 2014, starting at 12h00, at Harry Gwala House (Numsa Offices), 61-65 Voortrekker Road, Bellville, […]

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Numsa to strike for youth Jobs on March 19, 2014

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa’s (Numsa) representing 341 150 members will come out on a protected socio-economic strike on Wednesday 19 March 2014 to demand jobs for South Africa’s youth. This is the first of a series of rolling socio-economic strikes that the union decided on at its Special National Congress in […]

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NUMSA statement on the Public Protector’s report on SABC

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) notes the findings by the Public Protector Adv. Thuli Madonsela, on a litany of maladministration, fraud and abuse of power at the SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC). The Public Protector’s findings have exposed the deep-seated rot that has plunged the SABC into a systematic and permanent crisis […]

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