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Archive for May, 2015

Press Conference on Electricity Crisis

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa); other energy unions such as Solidarity, United Association of South Africa (UASA), the Independent Municipal and Allied Trade Union (Imatu); and a range of community organisations inside and outside the umbrella of the United Front such as the Soweto Electricity Crisis Committee (SECC), Lesedi Community Forum […]

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Cosatu General Secretary Zwelinzima Vavi’s public engagements programme

COSATU’s General Secretary ZWELINZIMA VAVI, will be on a two (2) day visit to the Eastern Cape interacting with workers under the rallying call “Don’t Moan! Mobilise!”. On Thursday 28 May 2015, he will address the Workers’ Forum, at Engcobo; AND on Friday 29 May 2015, he will lead an Equal Education’s protest march in […]

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United Front supports Grahamstown Court application

The United Front (UF) fully supports the urgent court application filed by the Legal Resources Centre and Richard Spoor Attorneys for an order interdicting six people associated with the proposed Xolobeni Mineral Sands Project, from intimidating, victimising, threatening, harassing and assaulting Xolobeni community members. The matter will be heard in the Grahamstown High Court tomorrow. […]

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United Front supports calls for immediate release of the Marikana report

The United Front joins the Marikana Support Campaign (MSC), the Right2Know Campaign (R2K) and the South African History Archive (SAHA) in submitting a Promotion of Access to Information Act (PAIA) to the Presidency demanding the release of the Farlam Commission Report on the Marikana massacre. We also fully support the court action taken by AMCU, the […]

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United Front statement on the developments in the Nelson Mandela Bay metro

Introduction The United Front (UF) in the region has noted and noticed over time that there have been increased visits by the leadership of the ruling party into the region. The UF has observed these visits as nothing more than political modelling by the ANC, because these visits to change leadership over last six years […]

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Numsa major Constitutional Court victory against Toyota

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) in KwaZulu-Natal has scored a major Constitutional Court victory against Japanese-owned car manufacturer – Toyota. In September 2010, Toyota had brought impromptu disciplinary charges against Mr Philani Ziqubu, and he was subsequently dismissed from his employment. The union (Numsa) successfully challenged the dismissal of Mr Ziqubu. […]

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Numsa fully backs MTN strike led by CWU

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) fully supports MTN strike that began today, 20 May 2015, led by militant fighters and class orientated allies – the Communications Workers Union (CWU). We are emboldened by the huge and massive turn-out of workers in support of their wage demands and trade union rights. The […]

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Cosatu General Secretary Comrade Zwelinzima Vavi to address candlelight and Imbawula evening vigil

Since the beginning of the year, a number of trade unions and other civil society organisations such as the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa), Solidarity, United Association of South Africa (UASA) and the Independent Municipal and Allied Trade Union (Imatu), Soweto Electricity Crisis Committee (SECC), Lesedi Community Forum, Mining Affected Communities United in […]

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United Front condemns Police arrests of Anti-Mining protesters in Xolobeni

The United Front strongly condemns the action of the police to arrest members of the Amadiba Crisis Committee and other community members in Xolobeni (Mpondoland, Eastern Cape) over their protests against the proposed titanium mining by the Australian-based Richtersveld Mining Company (RMC).  As if these communities have not long stated their views against this mining, […]

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Energy unions pledge solutions to the electricity crisis

Yesterday Wednesday 13 May 2015, four energy unions – the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa), Solidarity, United Association of South Africa (UASA) and the Independent Municipal and Allied Trade Union (Imatu) held an emergency and historic meeting on the far-reaching electricity crisis that worsens with each day that passes. The four unions […]

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