NUMSA commemorates the 100 year anniversary of the Russian Revolution

Archive for June, 2015

United Front and broader civil society to picket outside hearings on Eskom’s application for tariff hikes

The United Front, energy unions such as the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) and the broad Electricity Crisis Campaign (ECC) will tomorrow Tuesday 23 June 2015 hold a picket against Eskom’s application for an electricity tariff increase that will result in a total price increase of 25.30% for 2015/16. Tomorrow will be […]

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NUMSA Statement on Eskom ‘s Selective Re-opener of the third Multi-Year Price Determination (MYPD3)

Thursday 18 June 2015  Introduction: The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) vehemently rejects Eskom’s selective re-opener of the third Multi-Year Price Determination (MYPD3) for 2015/16 and 2017/18. More objectionable is the requirement of the cost recovery of the R32,9-billion for operation of open cycle gas turbines (OCGTS). It is Numsa’s view that […]

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Metals and engineering industries speak with one voice on Eskom’s application for tariff hikes

Tomorrow Thursday 18 June 2015, four unions – the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa), Metal and Electrical Workers Union of South Africa (Mewusa), Solidarity, the South African Equity Workers Association (SAEWA) and the umbrella employer organisation in the metal and engineering industry – Steel and Engineering Federation of South Africa (SEIFSA) will […]

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Press conference on anti-corruption march

A gathering of representatives from a broad range of trade unions and civil society organisations met on 12 June 2015 to discuss the challenges currently facing South Africa – the socioeconomic catastrophe of unemployment, poverty and inequality – and in particular the outrageous levels of corruption, as typified by the gross over-spending of public money […]

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Press statement released by nine plus unions on Court outcome

“Surgical Removal Produces Disabled Trade Union Movement”  There is little doubt that the organised labour movement, and indeed the working class as a whole, is facing one of its most severe tests at this time. The paralysis which infected and which has effectively demobilised Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu), and which lead to […]

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Cosatu-Affliated unions to hold a media briefing to respond to the South Gauteng High Court ruling on Numsa expulsion

The National Office Bearers (NOBs’) of Food and Allied Workers Union (FAWU); South African Catering Commercial and Allied Workers Union (SACCAWU); South African Football Players Union (SAFPU); Communications Workers Union (CWU); Public and Allied Workers Union of South Africa (PAWUSA); Democratic Nursing Union of South Africa (Denosa); South African State and Allied Workers Union (SASAWU); […]

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Court application to force Cosatu to consider Numsa’s expulsion appeal during Special National Congress

A month ago, 11 May 2015, we scored a historic victory in defense of a worker-controlled and democratic Cosatu, at the South Gauteng High Court, where we reached a court settlement compelling Cosatu President Sdumo Dlamini, to convene a Special National Congress (SNC), as requested by Affiliates in line with the constitutional provisions of the […]

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Cosatu-Affiliated Unions to hold a media briefing

The National Office Bearers (NOBs’) of Food and Allied Workers Union (FAWU); South African Catering Commercial and Allied Workers Union (SACCAWU); South African Football Players Union (SAFPU); Communications Workers Union (CWU); Public and Allied Workers Union of South Africa (PAWUSA); Democratic Nursing Union of South Africa (Denosa); South African State and Allied Workers Union (SASAWU); […]

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Electricity Crisis Conference Declaration

We, as representatives of trade unions that organise in the energy sector and delegates from communities that are struggling around outages, load shedding, high electricity prices and poor quality of energy services, met for four days (from 02 to 05 June 2015) in the midst of what we consider as a far-reaching electricity crisis in […]

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United Front calls on Wits University to guarantee rights of protest and to end policy of outsourcing

The United Front (UF) condemns the actions of Wits University management to punish the workers and students who at the end of May 2015 occupied the office of the Vice-Chancellor in support of MJL workers who have lost their jobs and income. The workers and students were protesting against the outsourcing of services by Wits […]

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