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Archive for March, 2014

NUMSA stands by the implementation of transparent and lawful provisions of the COSATU Constitution presently flouted

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) as well as the Food and Allied Workers Union (FAWU) and South African Football Players Union (SAFPU) will be challenging the COSATU Central Executive Committee’s failure to adhere to COSATU’s constitutional prescripts, giving rise to the illegal suspension of comrade Zwelinzima Vavi, at the Gauteng South […]

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WFTU pledges its solidarity with the Numsa strike against anti-working class failed labour market measures

Johannesburg – March 18th, 2014   WFTU Africa wholeheartedly and without any reservations support the socioeconomic strike authorised and organised by one of our affiliated unions in South Africa, Numsa.   We believe that all workers who heed Numsa’s call and join in the protected socio-economic strike will enjoy statutory protection irrespective of whether they are Numsa members […]

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Numsa strike images on 19 March 2014 for youth jobs against false solutions

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Numsa held a succesful strike on March 19 2014

Numsa held not only a successful strike but a protected strike across its 9 regions in South Africa on Wednesday 19 2014. In Gauteng, the march was held at Zoo lake, and proceeded to Rosebank to deliver a memorandum of demands to Nedlac, Department of Treasury,Department of Labour and Department of Trade and Industry. Below are some of the key demands: macro-economic policies […]

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Western Cape 9 affiliates response to the NEHAWU Western Cape Press Statement

We were astonished to be greeted on Monday by a factionalist press statement of NEHAWU. This comes after a meeting, of all affiliates, initiated by the NEHAWU provincial secretary in conjunction with the FAWU provincial secretary. This meeting was attended by 12 affiliates.   It is now clear that NEHAWU had a hidden agenda and misled us […]

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Details of Numsa marches taking place across the country on Wednesday 19 March 2014

Striking for Youth JOBS: Against False Solutions… Wednesday 19 March 2014  PROVINCE TIME GATHERING MARCHING TO SPEAKER(S): CONTACT Eastern Cape 09H00am Nongoza Jobe Hall, Ntsekisa Road, New Brighton, Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape Vuyisile Mini Square, Govan Mbeki Str, CBD, Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape NUMSA President ANDREW CHIRWA;SADTU President THOBILE NTOLA Phumzile Nodongwe, Regional Secretary, Free […]

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Half a million people to take to the streets on Wednesday 19 March in demand for youth jobs

Yesterday Sunday 16 March many of you woke up to posters on lampposts announcing that “Numsa declares war”. Unfortunately, little did the posters tell you what the war was all about. Also not properly explained was the fact that the battle that made yesterday’s newspaper headlines involved not only the National Union of Metalworkers of […]

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NUMSA to announce plans for 19 March 2014 National Strike

TODAY Monday 17 March 2014, at 12h00 (midday), the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) will hold a press conference to announce nationwide plans for a national strike to highlight the issue of youth unemployment. The national strike takes place this week on Wednesday 19 March 2014. Since the beginning of the year, […]

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NUMSA Press Conference re-sheduled

Members of the media are hereby advised that NUMSA Press Conference to announce details of the National Strike to take place on the 19th of March has been re-scheduled. This will now be on Monday 17th March 2014, at 12h00 (midday). The details are as follows: Date: Monday 17 March 2014 Time: 12h00 midday Venue: […]

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Numsa Engineering wage demands 2014

NATIONAL UNION OF METALWORKERS OF SOUTH AFRICA 153 Bree Street (Cnr. Becker)                                                     P.O. Box 260483  Newtown, Johannesburg                                                             EXCOM 2023  2001                                                                                               Tel: (011) 689-1706  EMAIL:  vusumzim@numsa.org.za                                                Fax: (011) 689-1701 OCCB DEPT                                        OUTCOME OF NUMSA NBC WHICH WAS HELD ON THE 10 -12th MARCH 2014  CORE DEMANDS  1. Wages  We demand 15% across the board  2. […]

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