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Archive for March, 2015

Eskom: Threatens workers Via SMS’es

Numsa calls on Eskom and its Sub contractors to stop threatening Medupi workers Via SMS’es The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa), the majority union at Medupi Power Station, has reliably been informed by its members that threatening SMS’es of disciplinary actions are being circulated to workers by Eskom’s sub-contracted companies, at Medupi […]

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Numsa statement on Medupi

Earlier today, Wednesday 25 March 2015, about 21 000 workers, majority belonging to the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) embarked on a protest action to highlight their plight or grievances at Medupi Power Station, Lephalale, Limpopo province.  Today’s action has resulted into the total closure of the Medupi Power station, as a […]

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Numsa Press statement on the Crisis at Eskom 25 March 2014

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) is alarmed and dismayed by the recent developments at Eskom where the new CEO of Eskom has been suspended with three of his senior executives. The recklessness and unceremonious suspensions of the four executives at Eskom have simply added more fuel to the already existing public […]

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Numsa and other Cosatu Unions to march on May day 2015

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa in KwaZulu-Natal (KzN) working closely with other like-minded and class orientated Cosatu affiliates, will swamp the streets of Durban, Friday 01 May 2015, as part of May Day celebrations. The planned march is a break from the paralysed Cosatu’s traditions of holding mass rallies, sponsored by the […]

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United Front and its allies statement on reclaiming our rights

We, as the United Front(UF), the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa), the Right-to-Know (R2K) Campaign, Marikana Support Campaign, African Diaspora Forum (ADF) and Thembelihle Crisis Committee; will coordinate a programme of weeklong localised actions aimed at reclaiming our rights such as the freedom not to be detained without trial, freedom from all […]

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United Front calls on Mine bosses to address violence against Women in the Mining sector

The National Working Committe (NWC) of the United Front (UF) condemns with contempt any killing and sexual violence against female workers in mining sector. The UF as a whole is shocked and numbed by recent reports about a female mineworker who was allegedly raped at the Thembelani mine owned by Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) in […]

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The United Front and its allies unveil a programme to reclaim human rights for ordinary people and against police brutality

TOMORROW  March 17, 2015, the United Front (UF) Campaigns Coordinator John Appolis, Numsa’s Deputy-General Secretary Karl Cloete and Professor Jane Duncan who has written about how the South African government has fallen under the sway of operatives located within the police, intelligence services and military; will unveil a weeklong programme of localised actions by ordinary […]

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The Bisho administration displays arrogance reminiscent of the disdain that Bantustan leaders displayed to citizens

The United Front in the Eastern Cape condemns in the strongest possible terms the arrogance displayed by the leadership of Bisho legislature in refusing to come and collect our memorandum of demands when we picketed outside the legislature on Friday 06 March.  The memorandum of demands was meant to be handed over to a government […]

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Ratanda residents march for improved services

Tomorrow Friday 06 March 2015 an affiliate of the United Front   – the Lesedi Development Forum – in Heildelberg’s township of Ratanda will march to the local municipality offices. The marchers will thereafter proceed to the to the new Heidelberg new mall. At both destinations they will hand a memorandum demanding: the employment of local […]

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United Front to hold a mass picket outside Eastern Cape Legislature to demand a People’s Budget

United Front’s National Secretariat Member and Numsa’s National Ideological Officer ZANOXOLO WAYILE will address the United Front’s mass picket outside the Eastern Cape Provincial Legislature, tomorrow Friday 06 March 2015 in Bisho, Eastern Cape. The United Front Eastern Cape members – will converge at 09.30am, outside the Eastern Cape Provincial Legislature, where a mass picket […]

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