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Archive for July, 2017

NUMSA sets the record straight on false allegations published in the Business Day.

On the eve of our July 2017 NUMSA Central Committee (CC), the union’s leadership woke up to an Open Letter which was attacking the union, and singling out the General Secretary – Comrade Irvin Jim. This “letter” was penned by individuals who chose to be anonymous. They deliberately decided to use information and decisions taken […]

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NUMSA to consult its members over the Engineering strike

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) Central Committee met from the 24th-28th of July in Johannesburg. The CC was attended by the National Office Bearers (NOB’s), Regional Office Bearers (ROB’s) and officials from NUMSA’s nine regions. There were several items on the agenda, including the looming strike in the Engineering sector. As […]

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NUMSA lodges a dispute against Working on Fire.

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) has lodged a dispute with the CCMA against Working on Fire in Kwa-Zulu Natal. Our members can no longer tolerate the level of rampant exploitation by the management of that organization. Our members have had enough of being subjected to poor working conditions and low pay. […]

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NUMSA denies that all workers were paid out generous bonuses at Eskom

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) denies that all workers at Eskom received an average bonus of R88 000 each. City Press reported on Sunday that although Eskom incurred massive losses last month, “it still managed to pay each employee an average bonus of R88 000”. We have spoken to our members […]

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NUMSA calls on the SAPS to ensure that 10111 workers are fairly remunerated

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) calls on the South African Police Service management to ensure that the 10111 workers are remunerated fairly. At least 5000 call center workers went on strike this week because the S-A-P-S violates the principle of equal pay for work of equal value. Workers at the 10111 […]

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Statement on the Status of Engineering/Metals Sector Wage Negotiations and Demands of Workers

“The struggle for national democracy is also an expression of the class contradiction between the black and democratic forces on the one hand, and the monopoly capitalists on the other. The stranglehold of a small number of white monopoly capitalists over the great bulk of our country`s wealth and resources is based on colonial dispossession […]

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Statement on status of Engineering sector wage negotiations

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) which represents over 140 000 super-exploited workers in the most strategic layer of the economy, the Metal and Engineering sector is on the verge of a full-blown strike in the sector. Click to read more    

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NUMSA welcomes SAFTU’s decision to back the Engineering strike

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) welcomes the support of the South African Federation of Trade Unions (SAFTU) in the looming Engineering strike. SAFTU has called on all 24 unions which represent over seven hundred thousand workers in the country to back NUMSA in the upcoming strike in Engineering. Comrade Zwelinzima Vavi, […]

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NUMSA to hold a press conference on the looming strike in Engineering

The National Union of Metalworkers (NUMSA) invites all media houses to attend a press conference on the looming strike in Engineering. The press conference will also focus on the crisis at SAA. Details are as follows: Date    : Tuesday 18th July, 2017 Time    : 10:30 Venue    : NUMSA Vincent Mabuyakhulu Conference Centre (VMCC), 155 Lilian Ngoyi street, corner […]

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A strike is looming in the Engineering sector

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) participated in wage negotiation dispute meetings with employers in the Engineering sector. The purpose of the meetings was to resolve the dispute between us and the employer. Unfortunately those talks failed and we have rejected the latest offer from employers. Our demands remain the same: We […]

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