NUMSA commemorates the 100 year anniversary of the Russian Revolution

Campaigns

NUMSA’s memorandum of demands to RMI and FRA

Numsa's memorandum of demands below; 1. 70000 cheaply exploited workers in garages, components manufacturers, truck body & trailer builders, panel beaters, spares shops, car and parts dealership and fitment workshops, have consciously decided to down tools and to withdraw our labour after failed protracted wage negotiations since April 2013 with the intransigent employer bodies, the […]

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Frequently asked questions by members on the motor strike

Frequently asked questions on the motor strike 1. Will I be paid if I go on strike? No you will not. The principle of “NO WORK, NO PAY” applies. 2. Can I be disciplined for going on strike? No you cannot be disciplined for going on strike. The strike is protected. BUT if you intimidate […]

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Auto sector strike continues until further notice

The settlement or continuation of the automobile (car manufacturers) strike as per mandate from workers. Numsa members employed in the car manufacturing industry have entered the second week of strike action. The Numsa Central Committee deliberated on a possible settlement of the auto industry strike and in that regard developed permutations which have been shared […]

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Motor sector negotiations updates

Since April 2013, Numsa has been negotiating with Fuel Retailers Association (FRA) and Retail Motor Industry (RMI) employers to improve wages, conditions of employment and benefits. The motor industry employers do business in the following sectors: petrol stations; component manufacturers; auto aftermarket; car dealerships; panel-beaters, etc. A mediated process came to an end on 28th […]

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Numsa’s Critique on the NDP continues

Since April 2013, Numsa national office bearers have been crossing the country explaining to shopstewards what it deems as the neoliberalism in the National Development Plan (NDP). Find Numsa’s criticisms of the NDP here. See below for the actual documents: 1. Numsa president, Cedric Gina outlines the key issues which Numsa finds problematic in the NDP […]

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Numsa: Our problems with the NDP

As with driving on the road, one of the most dangerous actions in politics is to switch lanes without putting on an indicator. Over the past few weeks, the leadership of the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) has been vilified for announcing the union's reservations about the national development plan (NDP). We […]

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Outcome of the Numsa National Bargaining Conference 2013

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa’s) National Bargaining Conference (NBC) convened from April 16-19 April 2013, with 450 delegates from all over the country attending. It followed a rigorous process of consultation and “Ear To The Ground Campaign” through local shop steward councils and Regional Policy Workshops since January 2013. Its purpose […]

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We are putting our ears to the ground – tell us what you want!

This year Numsa is bargaining in the auto, tyre and motor sectors. On March 4 2013, Numsa is taking out adverts in Daily Sun and Isolezwe that invite unorganized workers in the motor sector (including auto and tyre) sector to come and attend our meetings to discuss demands to put to employers in the 2013 […]

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Calling all ex-workers from Petzetakis

Calling all ex-workers from Petzetakis Petzetakis is a factory in Garankuwa. It was closed down 2011 and now the liquidators are coming to meet the workers to take all their details so that if there is some money they will be paid. The ex-workers (or their dependents if the worker has died) must bring all […]

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Numsa invites all members to join picket outside Nersa, Kulawula House, in Pretoria

Ons phola ePitoli on 27 February! Solala daar, Sivuke daar. Numsa will be holding an all-night Vigil on Wednesday 27 February from18h00 until 12h00 28 February outside the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (NERSA) in Kulawula House, 526 Madiba (former Vermeulen) Street, Arcadia in Pretoria. The picket outside Nersa offices is part of Numsa’s campaign against the Eskom’s […]

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