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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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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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Fighting Breast Cancer

Fighting breast cancerOctober is breast cancer month. Christine Olivier spoke to her co-worker, Aletta Adams, who was diagnosed with breast cancer in February this year. This is her story. In January I felt a swelling in my breast, but I thought it was just my periods that were causing the swelling. My breast also started […]

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Let the people speak

Let the people speak:Workers and shop stewards have their say on the 1995 constitution, the national democratic revolution (NDR), leaders, the pain of transformation and circumcision. African crusadersWe accept the fact that the ANC is the country’s ruling party. But we are astonished that the same ANC is still not sure it is leading the […]

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Parliamentary Focus

Parliamentary FocusNumsa’s parliamentary officer, Woody Aroun, talks about the Green Paper on Strategic Planning and progress with regard to the labour broker issue. Green Paper: National Strategic Planning On September 4 2009, the Minister of National Planning, Trevor Manuel who is located in the Office of the Presidency, released a Green Paper on National Strategic […]

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Thembisa Local recruits young workers

RECRUITMENT Thembisa Local recruits young workers The economic meltdown is still squeezing us, but Thembisa local has managed to recruit 350 new members, including young workers who often don’t see trade unions as important to their job. Joey Mogapi spoke to some of them to find out why they joined. A group of young and […]

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Labour Brokers

The workers have spoken – labour brokers must goOctober 7 was declared as an international day of action against precarious work (such as that created by labour brokers) and the casualisation of jobs. Cosatu’s 10th National Congress vowed to support it through lunch-time demonstrations, pickets and in some cases marches. From Madibeng to Port Elizabeth […]

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Letter from the President

South Africa at the crossroads again! South Africa is at the crossroads once again. In 1990, our icon Dr Nelson Mandela stood in front of thousands of ecstatic crowds in Cape Town and bravely saluted the contributions of many organizations, prominent amongst them was the SACP and Cosatu. He went on to indicate the importance […]

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Dear Judy

Dear Judy We are workers in John du Toit Motors in Lichtenburg (North West). Numsa we are in trouble. We don’t know if we still have a union because the whites they do what they can do with us.Three comrades were expelled without their benefits. Management says there is no union, “Numsa is dead!â€┬ŁThey said […]

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