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Archive for May, 2014

Numsa statement on the so-called revolt in Numsa

The Gupta owned newspaper, The New Age, in today’s edition (Friday 30 May 2014),is peddling screaming headlines of a revolt in Numsa based on a clandestine gathering of some 36 people who attended a Cedric Gina convened meeting in Benoni on 25 May 2014. This meeting held in Destiny Exclusive hotel in Benoni, was allegedly […]

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Hamba Kahle Isaac “Shakes” Kungoane

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africans (Numsa) joins the soccer-loving South Africans in mourning the sad departure from the land of the living of the legendary former Kaizer Chiefs midfield maestro and ball distributor par excellence Isaac “Shakes” Kungoane. We send our warmth and deepest condolences to his wife, children, relatives, colleagues, Kaizer […]

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Statement on Numsa General Secretary Comrade Irvin Jim’s bogus Twitter account

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) has just discovered that a fake Twitter account has been tweeting in the name of our General Secretary, Comrade Irvin Jim. The fake account is @IrvinJim_NUMSA. Comrade Irvin Jim’s official Twitter account is @IrvinJimSA. Upon discovery of this fake Twitter account, we immediately submitted a request […]

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Summary of 21st May 2014 Engineering wage negotiationss

Numsa updates on the 2014 Engineering  Sector wage negotiations which took place on the 21 May 2014. For more information, please forward your requests at Edwardr@numsa.org.za or Vusim@numsa.org.za Tel: 011 689 1700 Below is the copy of the demands presented by Numsa and other parties involved to the employers and Strike and Picketing rules Click […]

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30 000 workers stand to lose their jobs

About 30 000 workers in Swaziland’s textile sector and other manufacturing industries will lose their jobs this year. Texray Swaziland, the kingdom’s biggest textile company, will lose more than 2000 jobs alone, because the Swazi Government failed to comply with  conditions  set  by  the  United  States  Government  preferential  trade  Agreement, African Growth and Opportunities Act […]

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Numsa Central Committee Press Statement

The Central Committee (CC) of the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) met from May 12, 2014 –until- May 15, 2014, at The Lakes Hotel and Conference, Benoni, Ekurhuleni Metropolitan, Gauteng province. The CC was attended by the National Office Bearers, elected regional representatives, key members of staff, and in this instance was […]

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Social Movement or United Front?

If there is something that workers are eager to know – it is to be clear on what is a social movement or a United Front? Some say it’s a concept that deals with the mushrooming of socially-conscious political parties to be voted in, in 2014, others define it as parties or associations that consider […]

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Numsa and the question of a revolutionary Marxist-Leninist political organ of the working class in South Africa today

“It is obvious that the black capitalist class favours capitalism and that it will do its best to influence the post-apartheid society in this direction.   It is obvious that the black middle and upper classes who take part in a broad liberation alliance will jostle for hegemony and attempt to represent their interests as the […]

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NUMSA Deputy General Secretary cde Karl Cloete will be on the Justice Factor – Monday 19 May 2014

Karl Cloete, Deputy General Secretary of the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) will be one of the studio guests on “Justice Factor”, anchored by Justice Malala, eNCA (Channel 403), tonight (Monday May 19, 2014), at 20h30 –until- 21h00pm.  

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Media Invitation to the Numsa Central Committee (CC) Press Conference – Thursday 15 May 2014 – The Lakes Hotel and Conference Centre

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) will be holding a Press Conference TODAY Thursday May 15, 2014, at 12h00 midday, The Lakes Hotel & Conference Centre, 1 Country Lane, Lakefield, Benoni, Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality, Gauteng province.   The purpose of the Press Conference will be to publicly announce outcomes and decisions of […]

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