NUMSA commemorates the 100 year anniversary of the Russian Revolution

Archive for December, 2014

Numsa end of the Year message

As the year 2014 ends, the National Office Bearers (NOBs’) of the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa), on behalf of the 349 330 members, take this opportunity to send their good wishes to the working masses of our country; the rural poor; unemployed youth and the elderly of South Africa. We particularly […]

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“Zwelinzima Vavi’s Open Letter to the SACP”.

Dear comrades After reading Comrade Jeremy Cronin’s public response to my address on 21 November 2014 at the ceremony to mark the 40 years of the South African Labour Bulletin on the topic “Is the labour movement at the turning point?”, I was convinced that a public debate was necessary, not just with comrade Jeremy […]

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Numsa’s Response To The SA Communist Party (SACP)

NUMSA Response to the SACP November 2014 Augmented Central Committee   17 December 2014   “……..there is a small, but lingering, phenomenon in the trade union movement that of wanting to deliberately cause strain and divide the labour movement from the SACP and the ANC. We must intensify ideological work to expose and defeat this […]

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Declaration of the Preparatory Assembly of the United Front

Globally we are experiencing the gravest economic crisis since the Great Depression of the 1920s and 1930s. Wars and counter-revolutions stretch from the Middle East to the far East to Africa and the Americas. Imperialism knows no constraint. The devastating ecological and climate crises are caused by a predatory capitalist system that is endangering the […]

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United Front People’s Assembly

The NUMSA December 2013 Special National Congress gave a mandate for the NUMSA national leadership to unite trade unions, rural and urban social movements, faith-based organisations, women’s and youth organisations and other popular formations in action to fight rising corruption, unemployment, deepening inequality and poverty as advanced by the neo-liberal policies of the ANC government. […]

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Numsa Central Committee Statement

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) held its scheduled Central Committee meeting from December 8 to 12, exactly one year since its ground-breaking Special National Congress. The CC received political, organisational, international and financial reports from the elected National Office Bearers. This CC was expanded to include worker-leaders from our Local structures. […]

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KZN United Front Meadi Briefing

KZN UNITED FRONT shall hold a Media Briefing tomorrow Wednesday the 10th of December 2014, at 14h00am, Jabulile Ndlovu House, 129 Che Guevara Road (formerly Moore Rd), Durban, KwaZulu-Natal province.  The Media Briefing will be addressed by the Interim Provincial Office Bearers (POBs’) of the KZN United Front Steering Committee. The Media Briefing is being […]

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Numsa holds its Central Committee (CC) Photo opportunity Today (Tuesday) at 10h30

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) is currently holding its Central Committee (CC), which started this morning Monday 08 December 2014 –ending- Friday 12 December 2014, Birchwood Hotel and OR Tambo Conference Centre, Boksburg, Gauteng province.   Journalists are invited to a photo opportunity, tomorrow Tuesday 09 December 2014, at 10h30am, Birchwood […]

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Numsa statement on Eskom’s loadshedding

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) in KwaZulu-Natal is highly perturbed by the recent Eskom crises, including the ongoing wave of load shedding hitting our country. Ordinary people are adversely affected, and there may well be disastrous consequences for jobs, livelihoods and our sinking economy. Another potential victim is the prospect of […]

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Statement on a document that alleges that Numsa leaders are involved in an underground plot to destabilise South Africa and are part of a plan to effect regime change in the country.

Over the last 10-days, a document that alleges that Numsa leaders are involved in an underground plot to destabilise South Africa has been doing its rounds. The document which is entitled; Exposed: Secret Regime Change Plot to Distabilize(sic) South Africa names two elected national officer bearers of the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa […]

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