NUMSA commemorates the 100 year anniversary of the Russian Revolution

Archive for October, 2015

Numsa Condemns Excessive Force Meted Against Students and Demands Immediate Release of All Students

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) strongly condemns the excessive force used by repressive organs of the State, especially by the police to undermine students’ dissent and their legitimate demand for free education. Yesterday Wednesday 21 October 2015, during Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene’s tabling of the Mid-Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS) to […]

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NUMSA backs students demands for free Education

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa), on behalf of its 365 000 members, pledges its unflinching solidarity with the students across South Africa’s varsities in their legitimate demand for free, quality public education. We fully endorse the calls to stop treating tertiary education as a commodity from students of Wits University; University […]

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NUMSA statement on M1 Bridge collapse in Sandton

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) sends its deepest and heartfelt condolences to the families of the two victims that died tragically due to the collapse of a temporary bridge on the M1 Highway, alongside Grayston off-ramp in Sandton. This unfortunate incident has left approximately fifteen people injured, and others in critical […]

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Salutes To All Workers!

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) salutes all its members around Gauteng province for a mother of all protests against the scourge of corruption in South Africa, and in defense of jobs in the steel sector, amidst the looming jobs loss bloodbath in this strategic sector of our economy. We thank workers […]

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NUMSA’s National Strike Action for jobs and against corruption goes ahead on Wednesday 14 October 2015

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa), supported by our allies in the many different trade unions (inside and outside Cosatu), the Unite Against Corruption (UAC) coalition and other civil society formations is emboldened by the massive support we continue to receive as we prepare for our National Strike Action to demand for […]

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NUMSA National office bearers to address Media on the state of readiness to defend jobs in Steel sector

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) will be holding a Media Briefing tomorrow Tuesday 13 October 2015, Numsa Head Office, 153 Lilian Ngoyi (formerly Bree) Street, Newtown, Johannesburg, Gauteng province. The Media Briefing will be on our state of readiness for the planned mass actions and stay-away on Wednesday 14 October 2015; […]

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Numsa Press Statement on the Numsa 14th of October 2015 Anti-Corruption March

A. The origins and foundations of South Africa’s unique corruption There is concrete evidence, and also an admission by a key individual with a conscience, Ronnie Kasrils, about the extent of the sell-out deals the ANC made with capital during the 1990s, namely that the ANC would only get political power, without economic power, and […]

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NUMSA General Secretary Cde Irvin Jim to address members of the media on planned actions to defend job in the steel sector

In the midst of the looming jobs bloodbath loss in the strategic sector of our country’s economy, the steel and engineering, where a potential of 80 000 jobs could be lost; Numsa is convening a consultative meeting with various organisations and trade unions to mobilise ground-swell support for National Day of Action. The consultative meeting […]

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NUMSA fully backs Coal sector strike

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa), on behalf of its 365 000 members, pledges its unwavering support and unflinching solidarity with the striking coal workers, as led by two class orientated and anti-capitalist workers formations, the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) and the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU). We call […]

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