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Archive for April, 2015

Durban High Court ruled in our favour! May Day march goes ahead as planned

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) has secured a major victory for basic freedoms, late this afternoon at the Durban High Court, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal. Numsa had taken the ANC-led eThekwini Municipality to Court, after it has rescinded or withdrawn our permit to march tomorrow, Friday 01 May 2015. The Court’s judgment has […]

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May day march protest readiness

May 1st, is a hugely significant and important day in the political calendar of workers globally. Here at home, in South Africa, this day was achieved through mass struggles, including through the shedding of blood, during the most heinous and oppressive days of Apartheid. It was through Cosatu and workers from all corners of our […]

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The nine Unions will hold a media briefing to announce details of May day 2015 protest marches in five major cities

The two General Secretaries, namely IRVIN JIM;  ZWELINZIMA VAVI, and joined by the Provincial leadership of the nine (9) Affiliates will address members of the media, this coming Thursday 30 April 2015, at 11h30am, Jabulile Ndlovu Hse, 129 Che Guevara Rd, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal province. The Media Briefing will be to publicly announce details of the […]

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Numsa Central Committee statement

The Numsa Central Committee (CC) met from 20 – 24 April 2015, in Johannesburg, Gauteng province. The CC was attended by the National Office Bearers (NOBs), Regional Office Bearers (ROBs) from Numsa’s nine (9) Regions, and directly elected Central Committee members worker delegates. The CC received and processed the Secretariat, International, Organisational and Financial Reports […]

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Numsa holds its Central Committee (CC)

The 365 000 strong, militant, fighting, internationalist and class orientated National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) is holding its Central Committee (CC), 20 – 24 April 2015, Vincent Mabuyakhulu Conference Centre, Newtown, Johannesburg, Gauteng province. The CC is attended by National Office Bearers (NOBs’), directly elected worker CC delegates and Regional Office Bearers […]

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Numsa General Secretary Irvin Jim’s Political Input To The Conference For Socialism – Birchwood Hotel And OR Tambo Conference Centre

Members of the Numsa Central Committee Present, Movement for Socialism Task Team, Representatives and members of the United Front present, Leaders and representatives of political formations, Leaders and members of left organisations, All invited guests, Media present. The problem of humanity and the world is well known: it is capitalism. The solution is quite simple […]

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Numsa condemns xenophobic attacks

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) condemns the sporadic xenophobic attacks that have engulfed Durban and Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal and are spreading to some other parts in the country. What are the first words of the Freedom Charter? “We, the People of South Africa, declare for all our country and the world to […]

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Latest developments at Medupi Power Station

The National Union of Metalworkers (Numsa) has been engaged in a series of meetings with Eskom and contractors, in relation to the ongoing crisis at Medupi Power Station. Numsa has received feedback from its members, specifically on the outcomes of our engagements with Eskom that started last week Thursday 09 April 2015. Our members have […]

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Numsa statement on the slaying of Satawu Provincial secretary and petrol bombing of Satawu President’s house

The National Office Bearers (NOBs) of Numsa, on behalf of our 365 000 members, we extend our condolences to SATAWU and the Nkosi family on the senseless and cowardly killing of comrade Chris Nkosi. In Numsa we have consistently maintained that the unity of the working class is sacrosanct and no internal challenges and conflicts […]

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Final Reminder: Numsa To Host Conference For Socialism From 16-17 April 2015 | Media Accreditation Closes Today (Tuesday) At 17H00pm

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) will be hosting a Conference for Socialism in Boksburg, Birchwood Hotel and OR Tambo Conference Centre, from April 16 –until – 17 April 2015. The Conference is in line with Numsa’s groundbreaking resolutions taken at our Special National Congress (SNC) held in December 2013. The SNC […]

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