NUMSA commemorates the 100 year anniversary of the Russian Revolution

Activities coming up

NUMSA May Day Celebrations

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) will be celebrating May Day in Durban KZN, together with the newly formed federation of like – minded, independent militant unions, the South African Federation of Trade Unions, SAFTU. We call on all workers to march with us in marking this historical Workers Day as we […]

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NUMSA National Bargaining Conference 24 – 25 April 2017

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WFTU pledges its solidarity with the Numsa strike against anti-working class failed labour market measures

Johannesburg – March 18th, 2014   WFTU Africa wholeheartedly and without any reservations support the socioeconomic strike authorised and organised by one of our affiliated unions in South Africa, Numsa.   We believe that all workers who heed Numsa’s call and join in the protected socio-economic strike will enjoy statutory protection irrespective of whether they are Numsa members […]

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Numsa held a succesful strike on March 19 2014

Numsa held not only a successful strike but a protected strike across its 9 regions in South Africa on Wednesday 19 2014. In Gauteng, the march was held at Zoo lake, and proceeded to Rosebank to deliver a memorandum of demands to Nedlac, Department of Treasury,Department of Labour and Department of Trade and Industry. Below are some of the key demands: macro-economic policies […]

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Numsa Western Cape region links shop floor struggle with community struggles

How we got to be involved, is through a shop steward who is a REC delegate comrade Charles January. He understood clearly what do we mean when we said we must be involved in the community struggles. Over the weekend of the 22nd – 23rd February 2014 we resolved to be involved in the Manenberg […]

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NUMSA Memorandum to Government on the need for a people’s budget to combat poverty, unemployment and inequality

                    NUMSA Memorandum to Government on the need for a people’s budget to combat poverty, unemployment and inequality  To:       Mr. Sizani Phumelele Stone Chief Whip of the Majority Party National Assembly Parliament RSA Date:    Wednesday 26 February 2014 The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa on behalf of 341150 members has been mandated to […]

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NUMSA gets certificate to strike for Youth jobs

At a meeting of Nedlac’s section 77 committee on February 14 2014, Numsa and other organisations were granted permission to go on strike over the Employment Tax Incentive Scheme. Our call is for a strike for jobs for youth and against false solutions. Numsa and other organisations must now give 14 days’ notice of this […]

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Eight reasons why NUMSA remain opposed to Tax Incentive Bill

When we launched the fight against the wage subsidy and the Employment Tax Incentive Bill, this was not about just selfishly protecting our jobs and conditions of employment or those of our members. We had principled objections to the legislation. Although government has attempted to deal with our concerns and that some of the consequences […]

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Numsa to convene a special congress in December 2013

Divisions in Cosatu will be top of the agenda in Numsa’s special congress to be held at Birchwood hotel. Numsa special congress in December will address the following issues: The challenges confronting the Alliance Building a unified Cosatu and labour movement Numsa’s approach to 2014 elections Positioning Numsa as a shield and spear of struggling […]

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