NUMSA commemorates the 100 year anniversary of the Russian Revolution

Archive for February, 2016

Numsa statement on the Budget 2016

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa is not disappointed with the 2016 Budget delivered by Pravin Gordhan, because the trajectory of the budget continued to sing to the tune of international and local finance capital, white monopoly capital and credit rating agencies. As so often in recent years, the budget speech can only […]

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NUMSA statement on suspension of disputed Provisions of the Taxation Laws Amendment Act on compulsory annuitisation for provident funds

NUMSA is taking urgent steps to stop the coming into force of controversial provisions of the Taxation Laws Amendment Act on compulsory annuitisation for provident funds. NUMSA has today (17 February 2016) communicated through its attorneys to the President of the RSA, the Minister of Finance and the Speaker of the National Assembly, demanding that […]

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Joint statement from Solidarity and the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM)

South Africa set to lose strategic industrial player and 1,800 skilled jobs On 15 February Highveld issued S(189) notices to 1,800 of its staff members as a result of the Department of Labour’s non-payment for the previously agreed Training Layoff Scheme (“TLS”) and the failure of the IDC to provide additional funding of R150m. The […]

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NUMSA message on the Lily mine disaster

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa sends a message of hope to the families, friends and fellow workers of Pretty Nkambule, Solomon Nyerende and Yvonne Mnisi, who remain trapped in the container in which they were working, which was buried at the Lily Mine near Barberton after it fell into a sinkhole nine […]

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NUMSA statement on the State of the Nation Address 2016

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa is appalled by the State of the Nation Address delivered by President Zuma on 11 February 2016. It came from a president and government which has not only lost all grasp of the deep problems facing the overwhelming majority of South African people, but now seeks to […]

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Not the State of the Nation Address

Madame Speaker of the National Assembly, Madame Chairperson of the National Council of Provinces, Honourable Members and People of South Africa: In previous years in my State of the Nation Address I said that I had a good story to tell, but today I must be brutally honest – the state of our nation is […]

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