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NUMSA to embark on a picket against Fortune Steel in Nigel on Thursday

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) will be embarking on a picket outside Fortune Steel offices in Nigel on Thursday. The purpose of the picket is to pressurize this company into complying with Health and Safety Laws as well as Labour Laws in South Africa. Seven people were injured at the weekend […]

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NUMSA condemns the Department of Environmental Affairs for the exploitation of workers

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa has won an award from the CCMA confirming that the Department of Environmental Affairs must join in the arbitration between us and Working On Fire. NUMSA referred a wage dispute to the CCMA on the 9th of April because employees at Working On Fire are severely exploited […]

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NUMSA to march against Fortune Steel in Nigel

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) Local Office in Nigel in Ekurhuleni will be marching this week to express their anger over the poor treatment of workers at Fortune Steel in Nigel. Fortune Steel refuses to comply with basic health and safety laws and is flouting basic labour law regulations.   BACKGROUND […]

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NUMSA is disgusted by the DA’s resolution to allow workers to ‘opt out’ of the NMW

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) is disgusted by the DA’s resolution to allow employees  to ‘opt out’ of the National Minimum Wage if they wish to do so, in order that they may be paid less. The DA proposed at its conference over the weekend that unemployed workers would be given […]

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NUMSA remembers Comrade Chris Hani

On 10 April 1993, Chris Hani was assassinated for his unwavering commitment to the total liberation of workers from the chains of capitalist exploitation. “Nithi sixole kanjani amabhunu abulale uChris Hani? Ayangcangazela amabhunu abulale uChris Hani” [How do you expect us to be at peace when the Boers have killed Chris Hani? The Boers who […]

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Numsa mourns the passing away of comrade Winnie Madikizela-Mandela

The 350 000 Metalworkers and their families mourns the passing away of the Mother of the Nation. We dip our red banner in honour of Comrade Nomzamo Winifred Madikizela-Mandela and send our condolences to her family, friends and all those who were touched by her revolutionary life. Comrade Winnie was a towering inferno, a Kilimanjaro […]

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NUMSA condemns Zambian immigration officials for harassment

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) condemns the Zambian immigration authorities for their harassment and ill treatment of NUMSA members. Last Saturday two NUMSA members who were flying to Zambia to attend the launch of the Socialist Party in Zambia were harassed by immigration officials at the airport who stopped them, and […]

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NUMSA condemns the Brazilian government for persecuting former President Lula da Silva

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) condemns the Brazilian government for persecuting former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva. President Lula has been ruthlessly prosecuted through the Brazilian legal system which convicted him of corruption in relation to the “Car Wash” investigations, in July last year. On Friday the Supreme Federal Tribunal […]

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NUMSA regions in Gauteng will march on Human Rights Day

The National Union of Metalworker of South Africa (NUMSA) is calling on all militant workers in Gauteng to join us on Wednesday Human Rights Day, 21 March as we march to #ScrapTheNewLabourLaws The ANC government wants to change the labour law to make it impossible for workers to go on strike. We call on all […]

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NUMSA and Transform RSA Granted an interdict to prevent Eskom IPP contracts!

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) together with Transform RSA have obtained an urgent court interdict at the North Gauteng High Court to prevent Eskom from concluding the outstanding renewable energy Independent Power Producer (IPP) products, including the power purchase agreements. NUMSA and Transform RSA launched a late night high court bid […]

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