NUMSA commemorates the 100 year anniversary of the Russian Revolution

Archive for May, 2018

ANC AND COSATU ARE THE BUTCHERS OF THE WORKING CLASS!

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA), the biggest trade union in South Africa with over 360 thousand members condemns in the strongest terms the ANC-led government for passing the Poverty National Minimum Wage Bill and the amendments to the Labour Relations Act. NUMSA has vehemently opposed the proposed changes to the labour […]

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NUMSA not threatened by UNTU’s baseless attack

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa has noted the statements made by the United National Transport Union, UNTU. UNTU has been attacking NUMSA by making outrageous claims about our battles for recognition at Transnet. We reject the false claims made by UNTU as well as their outrageous claims against us. Clearly the leadership […]

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NUMSA condemns Eskom for the zero per cent wage offer

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) condemns Eskom for the zero per cent wage offer. Wage talks opened up at the power utility this week and the state owned entity said it could not afford to increase wages at all. Eskom claims that by denying workers an increase they are saving the […]

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Joint statement from the Unions involved in the strike – Bus strike ends!

Labour unions in the bus sector, SATAWU, TAWUSA, NUMSA, TOWU and TASWU, have accepted the latest wage offer by bus employers to end the lengthy national bus strike. The breakdown of the offer is as follows: • 9% across-the-board wage increase for the first year effective as of 01 April 2018 to 31 March 2019 • […]

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NUMSA condemns the mass murder of Palestinians by apartheid Israel

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) condemns in the strongest terms Apartheid Israel’s mass murder of unarmed demonstrators who were protesting against the opening of the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem. At least 55 people were killed and 2400 protestors were wounded when they were shot at by the Israeli Defence Force yesterday. […]

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Employers in the bus sector have declared war on commuters!

The five trade unions in the bus sector SATAWU, NUMSA, TIRISANO, TAWUSA, and TOWU have decided to embark on mass action to intensify the strike in the bus sector. We are calling on the community and all progressive organisations to join us in mass action against the bus companies. This is because employers in the […]

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Workers at Glencore are not free!

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) condemns Glencore Mines because workers are not free. Glencore the mining company is notorious locally and globally for rampant violations of workers and human rights. On its website Glencore claims that health, safety, as well as community and human rights are the ‘pillars of its sustainability […]

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