NUMSA commemorates the 100 year anniversary of the Russian Revolution

Archive for September, 2018

NUMSA’S FIGHT FOR WORKERS AT FORMER GUPTA OWNED COMPANIES WILL CONTINUE

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) approached the South Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg to seek an order to prevent the sale of assets at VR Lazer, a company formerly owned by the Gupta family. The purpose of the application was to save the jobs of 146 workers at the company. We […]

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NUMSA WELCOMES CONSTITUTIONAL COURT VICTORY ON STRUGGLE SONG

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) welcomes the victory at the Constitutional court today. The court found against an abusive company called Duncanmec which unfairly dismissed nine of our members for singing a struggle song during a strike in April 2013. The song was “uMama uyajabula mangishaya ibhunu.” Which means my mother […]

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NUMSA DEFENDS THE RIGHTS OF WORKERS TO SING STRUGGLE SONGS!

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) is a respondent in a case at the Constitutional Court, lodged by Duncanmec. In April 2013 the company dismissed our members for misconduct for singing a struggle song during a strike in April. They claimed that the song was racist and an example of hate speech. The lyrics are as […]

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NUMSA CENTRAL COMMITTEE MEETING 5-7 SEPTEMBER 2018

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) is holding its Central Committee meeting this week. The National and Regional leadership of the union will be gathered at NUMSA headquaters to discuss and debate solutions facing our members in the workplace including the deepening crisis of poverty, inequality and unemployment caused by Capitalism. Details […]

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