NUMSA commemorates the 100 year anniversary of the Russian Revolution

Archive for July, 2018


At the Working Class Summit held over this last weekend a young female comrade spoke to the horrific treatment she had received after being gang raped and attacked, at the hospital she attended. On arrival at the hospital in South Africa she was the last to receive treatment. And when treatment was given it was […]

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NUMSA wins landmark Constitutional Court decision on labour brokers!

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) welcomes the decision of the Constitutional Court on a judgement which strengthens the rights of temporary workers. BACKGROUND The case concerned the interpretation of the amendment to section 198A(3)(b) of the Labour Relations Act 66 of 1995 (LRA) and whether this deeming provision resulted in a […]

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NUMSA demands that Eskom workers are paid bonuses

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) has noted Eskom’s financial results presentation. We note and welcome the EBITDA of R45.4 billion, which is a huge step change from R37.5 billion achieved in the last financial year, backed up by very strong technical performance. This is particularly significant given a decline in sales […]

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NUMSA calls for mine bosses to be personally prosecuted for deaths underground

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) sends its deepest condolences to the loved ones of the six workers who died underground in Limpopo at the Palabora Mining Company’s copper mine on Sunday, after a fire broke out underground in the early hours of Sunday morning. Mine safety remains a huge problem in […]

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NUMSA lodges a dispute against Arcelor Mittal

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) has lodged a dispute with the CCMA against Arcelor Mittal. We have deadlocked with the company over wage demands. Our demands are as follows: 11% wage increase across the board 1-year agreement An increase in the medical aid contribution from 60% to 80% A 1% increase […]

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NUMSA condemns Mercedes Benz for hypocrisy & job shedding

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) condemns Mercedes Benz South Africa (MBSA) for cancelling contracts with workers. We have a plant agreement with MBSA which states that contract workers must be absorbed as full time workers after their 12-month contract comes to an end. MBSA informed nineteen contract workers last Friday that […]

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