NUMSA commemorates the 100 year anniversary of the Russian Revolution

Archive for January, 2018

NUMSA will sign the finalized wage proposal with Wits University

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) has convened a meeting with workers today to present the formalized wage offer from Wits University management. NUMSA members have been on strike to demand higher wages at the institution. A major sticking point was the fact that the majority of our members fell into grade […]

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NUMSA is committed to defending the revolution in Venezuela

As one of the largest Marxist-Leninist trade unions on the continent, the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) is committed to advancing solidarity with the working class and the poor of Venezuela whose revolution is under attack. This offensive is driven by the U.S. and their allies in the European Union and their […]

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NUMSA meets Wits management on Monday over the strike

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) will be meeting with Wits management on Monday afternoon to discuss the latest wage offer. Earlier today we met with our members to share details of the offer. The proposal includes an increase of at least 7% for the higher earners, and an increase of 9.2% […]

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NUMSA vows to intensify the strike at Wits!

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) will intensify the strike at the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg. The management at the institution refuses to treat workers like human beings and pay them a living wage. We also demand an end to labour brokers and insourcing. NUMSA won a labour appeals court decision […]

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NUMSA stands in solidarity with striking German metal workers

The National Union of Metal Workers of South Africa (NUMSA) stands in solidarity with German metal workers who are fighting for an improved quality of life. Since the 9th of January 2018, IG Metall which represents over 3 million German workers in the metal and electrical sector has embarked on a series of daily one […]

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NUMSA supports Dischem strike

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) stands in solidarity with NUPSAW and striking Dischem workers. Workers at Dischem are on strike to demand organizational rights. Dischem management stubbornly refuses to recognize the right of workers to be represented by a trade union, shame on them! Click to read more

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NUMSA condemns Working on Fire for its delay tactics

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) welcomes the decision from the Essential Services Committee (ESC) confirming that fire fighters at Working on Fire form part of the essential services. This was already an obvious fact, but unfortunately Working on Fire (WOF) chose to dispute this reality in an attempt to delay the […]

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NUMSA demands that President Joseph Kabila of the DRC must be removed!

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) stands in solidarity with the people of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) as they struggle to rid themselves of the repressive regime of President Joseph Kabila. Last Friday members of the Catholic Church held a service to mourn the deaths of 12 people who were […]

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NUMSA any limitation on the right to strike

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) which represents over 350 thousand workers and their families is calling on all members of the working class to unite to fight for a living wage and to defend the right to strike. Click here to see full details

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NUMSA condemns decision by Eskom to re-instate Matshela Koko

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) condemns the decision by the Eskom board to re-instate Eskom’s former acting CEO Matshela Koko and Acting head of group capital Prish Govender to their positions. Click here to see full details

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