NUMSA commemorates the 100 year anniversary of the Russian Revolution

Archive for August, 2015

In memory of our officials who perished in a car accident

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) in the Western Cape dips its revolutionary banner in mourning the unexpected and tragic death of its two Western Cape senior officials comrade’s Jessica Veotte and Lesley September. Last week Thursday, just before the crack of dawn, cdes Veotte and September died on the spot in […]

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United Front welcomes conviction of the police who murdered Mido Macia

The United Front welcomes the judgment handed down in the Pretoria High Court on 25 August 2015, convicting 8 South African Police Service(SAPS) officers for the murder of Mido Macia. The judgment affirms the rights of all who live in South Africa to freedom from violence and brutality, particularly at the hands of those who […]

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NUMSA to also go for Prasa

On the basis of the rot that Office of the Public Protector unearthed in its investigation of the Public Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa), the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) has decided to immediately call on National Treasury and Department of Trade Industry (DTI) to conduct an investigation on procurement that […]

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Joint statement by Labour and Business on government outcomes

Last week Friday, 21 August 2015, a watershed meeting took place between labour; business and government behind closed doors in Pretoria. Organised by Numsa, this meeting was a shared initiative of labour, business and the steel industry associations, an attempt to put the brakes on the looming job loss bloodbath in the primary steel and […]

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Labour and Business to hold Media briefing

In an attempt to save South Africa’s bleeding steel industry, labour and business representatives last week met with Government to seek possible interventions to be implemented to avoid the sector from shrinking further and shedding more jobs.  Business and labour will hold a Media Briefing TODAY Monday, 24 August 2015, at 11am, to publicly announce […]

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Labour and Business to meet Government over steel jobs loss bloodbath

Early this morning, Friday 21 August 2015, labour and business representatives are meeting with representatives of government behind closed doors in Pretoria. The meeting was requested by labour and business amidst the looming jobs loss bloodbath in one of South Africa’s strategic sectors of the economy, the steel sector. In this sector, a massive amount […]

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Uniuted Front salutes “Abahlali Basemijondolo (AbM)” for its court Victory

The United Front welcomes and celebrates with Abahlali baseMijondolo (AbM) the judgment delivered against the MEC for Human Settlements and the eThekwini Municipality in the Durban High Court today. The judgment sets aside and interim interdict sought by the MEC and Municipality which would have allowed it to continue evicting landless people from shacks on […]

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NUMSA statement on third anniversary of Marikana massacre

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) joins the exploited and cheaply-paid workers of South Africa, to commemorate the brutal murder and mulling down of 34 workers by the Capitalist’s State in Marikana, 3 years ago. The Marikana Massacre in 2012 signified the degeneration of our country into a Police State, as evidenced […]

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Zwelinzima Vavi to address Germiston workers

Zwelinzima Vavi, former General Secretary of COSATU will be addressing workers at a Workers Indaba at Rand Refinery situated in Refinery Road, Germiston on Saturday 15th August at 10:00am. He will urge the workers to support the Unite Against Corruption March on 23 September 2015 and address the deepening crisis of unemployment, poverty and inequality, […]

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Statement on the Outcomes of a Meeting Between Labour and Steel Industry CEOs on the Looming Jobs Bloodbath in the Sector

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) led by its General Secretary cde Irvin Jim, held a bilateral meeting with the Steel industry CEOs and employer bodies, yesterday Tuesday 11 August 2015, in Central Johannesburg, Gauteng province. The bilateral meeting was an initiative of Numsa jointly with our sister unions in the industry, […]

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