NUMSA commemorates the 100 year anniversary of the Russian Revolution

Archive for April, 2018

NUMSA press statement on IPP’s, SAFTU National Strike and Bus Strike

“The proletariat is the complete antithesis of the exploiting classes. It does not exploit others but is itself exploited. There is no conflict of basic interests within its ranks or between it and the other oppressed and exploited working people. Far from needing to harm other working people or impede their development for the sake […]

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NUMSA condemns employers in the bus sector for causing a breakdown in CCMA negotiations

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) condemns employers in the bus sector for causing a breakdown in CCMA negotiations. The sector has been brought to a standstill because workers have are on an indefinite strike to protest against the shocking working conditions in the sector. Furthermore Employers in the sector have insulted […]

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NUMSA to embark on strike action in the bus sector on Wednesday

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) is calling on all its members in the bus sector to embark on a national protected strike starting Wednesday 18 April 2016 at 06:00am. As NUMSA we are dismayed by the intransigent and narrow minded attitude adopted by employers represented by their associations SABEA and COBEA […]

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NUMSA to embark on a picket against Fortune Steel in Nigel on Thursday

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) will be embarking on a picket outside Fortune Steel offices in Nigel on Thursday. The purpose of the picket is to pressurize this company into complying with Health and Safety Laws as well as Labour Laws in South Africa. Seven people were injured at the weekend […]

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NUMSA condemns the Department of Environmental Affairs for the exploitation of workers

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa has won an award from the CCMA confirming that the Department of Environmental Affairs must join in the arbitration between us and Working On Fire. NUMSA referred a wage dispute to the CCMA on the 9th of April because employees at Working On Fire are severely exploited […]

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NUMSA to march against Fortune Steel in Nigel

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) Local Office in Nigel in Ekurhuleni will be marching this week to express their anger over the poor treatment of workers at Fortune Steel in Nigel. Fortune Steel refuses to comply with basic health and safety laws and is flouting basic labour law regulations.   BACKGROUND […]

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NUMSA is disgusted by the DA’s resolution to allow workers to ‘opt out’ of the NMW

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) is disgusted by the DA’s resolution to allow employees  to ‘opt out’ of the National Minimum Wage if they wish to do so, in order that they may be paid less. The DA proposed at its conference over the weekend that unemployed workers would be given […]

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NUMSA remembers Comrade Chris Hani

On 10 April 1993, Chris Hani was assassinated for his unwavering commitment to the total liberation of workers from the chains of capitalist exploitation. “Nithi sixole kanjani amabhunu abulale uChris Hani? Ayangcangazela amabhunu abulale uChris Hani” [How do you expect us to be at peace when the Boers have killed Chris Hani? The Boers who […]

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Numsa mourns the passing away of comrade Winnie Madikizela-Mandela

The 350 000 Metalworkers and their families mourns the passing away of the Mother of the Nation. We dip our red banner in honour of Comrade Nomzamo Winifred Madikizela-Mandela and send our condolences to her family, friends and all those who were touched by her revolutionary life. Comrade Winnie was a towering inferno, a Kilimanjaro […]

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NUMSA condemns Zambian immigration officials for harassment

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) condemns the Zambian immigration authorities for their harassment and ill treatment of NUMSA members. Last Saturday two NUMSA members who were flying to Zambia to attend the launch of the Socialist Party in Zambia were harassed by immigration officials at the airport who stopped them, and […]

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