NUMSA commemorates the 100 year anniversary of the Russian Revolution

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The 4 week old Motor Industry strike

The Numsa National Executive Committee (NEC) convened a special meeting on Thursday 3rd October 2013 to receive updated reports on the status of wage negotiations with the RMI and component manufacturers. The NEC resolved that; 1. The employer's offer of 10%, 9%, 9% for 2013, 2014 and 2015 in the component manufacturing sector is to […]

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Slavery is alive and right on our doorsteps!

Slavery is alive and right on our doorsteps!Pinky Ramokoka If you think slavery ended in the 1800s, then think again. These days we may call it “human trafficking” but all it means is the exploitation of human beings for sexual purposes, forced labour and servitude. It reminds us of South Africa’s first know case of […]

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Poetry

POETRY The rise and shine of Duma Nxarane (1969-2006) Faded a floral flower That has grown and blossom’dDecades of a bitter struggle,Yet him found his mark,Liberation of a beloved countryAnd freedom of needy people. A star that bright as much, of Glorified dignity, dignified glory.Stern, scrutinizing and cautioningTo stand against the utmost worst,‘cos the best […]

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State must nationalise and socialise private wealth

State must nationalise and socialise private wealth!Numsa’s call for nationalisation has provoked strong debate on the airwaves and printed pages. Numsa spokesperson, Castro Ngobese outlines why this demand should top our agenda and what needs to be done to achieve it. Write and tell us what you think. “If we have a mere change of […]

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International Aids Day

December 1 – International Aids DayOne of every nine South Africans is living with HIV, making South Africa the country with the highest number of HIV infections in the world. “We are not yet winning this battle [against HIV/Aids],” president Jacob Zuma told parliamentarians at the end of October. He said that despite managing the […]

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Training the youth in technical and business skills

Training the youth in technical and business skills More than 40 young people are doing Computer Numerical Control (CNC) and New Venture Creations (NVC) learnerships as a way of accelerating skills development amongst South African youth at Ukuda Training Centre in Ekurhuleni. Mmusi Serobatse of Numsa¡¦s youth desk, spoke to them. ¡§Many young people are […]

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Out with old AMIC, in with new AMIC!

Out with old AMIC, in with new AMIC!For many years, workers in the auto sector have been trained on the Amic certificate. However, Numsa’s demand has always been that training must be portable and must be aligned to the National Qualifications Framework (NQF). Numsa training representative, Xolani Tshayana spoke to Ansa Liebenberg and Hosea Morapedi […]

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Education – Main Agreement training

Education – Main Agreement training Shahida MeniersThe redesign of the Motor and Engineering Main Agreements took place in March this year with the vision to pilot shortly after the National Elections day on 22 April 2009.With all the activities within Numsa, the pilot could not take place in April and only happened in June 2009. […]

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Letters

Dear Numsa NewsHow can shop stewards be speedily trained to be able to deal with employment equity and affirmative action? Compliance by employers is minimal and labour inspectors don’t insist on the presence of a shop steward(s) or union representative. The shop stewards especially need to be engaged on the workplace skills plan and the […]

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Mdladlana states it clearly

Mdladlana states it clearly It was interesting and encouraging to have the Minister of Labour, Membathisi Mdladlana, talk at our Mibco Annual General Meeting held on November 5 2009. As a guest speaker he strongly criticized the media. His concern was that often the media don’t check with him when they (media) want to write […]

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