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Archive for February, 2018

Numsa Calls on Workers to Defend the Right to Strike

The ANC-led government is attacking the working class with changes to the Labour Relations Act (LRA), Basic Conditions of Employment Act (BCEA), and it intends to implement the National Minimum Wage Bill. Together these changes are an attack on the working class and their families because they reduce the hard won rights which workers fought […]

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Numsa Defends The Rights Of Temporary Workers At Constitutional Court

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) is calling on all workers to support us as we defend the rights of temporary and contract workers at the Constitutional Court on Thursday. Last year we won a case at the Labour Appeals Court (LAC) which confirmed the rights of temporary workers. We went to […]

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The Ramaphosa Presidency Marks a New Era in The War Against Workers

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) views the appointment of Cyril Ramaphosa to the position of President of the Republic of South Africa, as a new era in the war against workers and the working class majority in the country. It is also important for us to state that we welcome former […]

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NUMSA condemns Eskom in Bloemfontein for exposing workers to unsafe working conditions

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) condemns the management of Eskom in Bloemfontein for exposing workers to unsafe working conditions. On Friday our members picketed outside Eskom’s Customer Network Centre (CNC) to hand over a memorandum of demands. One of the key demands is the immediate re-instatement of a female senior store […]

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NUMSA mourns the death of a worker at Gautrain

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) is deeply saddened by news that a Gautrain worker was killed on Wednesday whilst on the job. The 59-year-old employee was a member of NUMSA and died after a maintenance rail road vehicle which he was operating, collided with depot and maintenance equipment on Wednesday. We […]

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NUMSA repeats the call for Sibanye to shut down for the sake of worker safety

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) is deeply saddened by news that two workers have died at Sibanye-Stillwater’s Kloof operation in Gauteng. According to the mining house a ‘fall of ground’ incident which the company claims may have been the result of a seismic incident caused the accident. The accident occurred at […]

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RAF workers forced to work without proper furniture!

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) is outraged that workers are forced to work without proper chairs at the Road Accident Fund. RAF leased chairs as a way to prevent the sheriff from attaching furniture, as was the case in the past. On Tuesday the supplier picked up three hundred chairs because […]

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NUMSA is demanding that Beatrix Mine remain shut until workers safety can be guaranteed

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) is relieved that the majority of 900 mineworkers who were trapped at Sibanye Stillwater Beatrix Mine in the Free State, have been rescued. A storm knocked out the power supply to the mine on Wednesday night which resulted in workers being trapped underground. According to news […]

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NUMSA condemns Multichoice for attacking media diversity

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa condemns Multichoice for refusing to renew ANN7’s contract when it ends in August. Multichoice announced in a statement yesterday that it would not renew the contract for the television network. This announcement followed allegations of a corrupt relationship between the pay-tv provider and ANN7. Multichoice has confirmed […]

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