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Press Releases

NUMSA EMBARKS ON STRIKE AT ARCELOR MITTAL OVER LABOUR BROKERS!

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) is on strike at Arcelor Mittal. At the heart of the dispute is the fact that Arcelor Mittal abuses workers through labour brokers. Large numbers of our members are employed through contractors, Real Tree Trading and Monyetla Services (the contractors), but work for Arcelor Mittal. We […]

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NUMSA REJECTS DECISION BY NERSA TO GRANT ESKOM A TARIFF INCREASE

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) has noted the decision by the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (NERSA) to grant Eskom a tariff increase of 9.41%, 8,10% and 5.22% over the next three years. The first increase will be implemented this year on the first of April. As the largest union […]

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SRWP WILL FULLY PARTICIPATE IN THE SAFTU NATIONAL SHUTDOWN!

The Socialist Revolutionary Workers Party (SRWP) will fully participate in the #SAFTUStrike which has been called for by South Africa’s only independent, militant trade union Federation, SAFTU, on the 26 and 27 March 2019. The conditions facing the working class are almost as bad today, as they were twenty-five years ago when the brutal Apartheid […]

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NUMSA DECLARES THAT CASTER MOKGADI SEMENYA IS #NATURALLYSUPERIOR

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) declares its unwavering support for Caster Mokgadi Semenya and that she is #NaturallySuperior. She has spent this week at the Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS) in Switzerland where she is challenging a decision by the racist, sexist IAAF. The international sporting federation changed its regulations […]

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NUMSA PRESS CONFERENCE STATEMENT ON ESKOM

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) condemns in the strongest terms the decision taken by the ANC government to unbundle Eskom, which we reject with the contempt it deserves. From the moment the current “New Dawn” ANC leadership led by President Cyril Ramaphosa took power, we knew that the working class was […]

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SRWP SUPPORTS SAFTU BUDGET DAY PROTEST!

The Socialist Revolutionary Workers Party (SRWP) in the Western Cape has come out in numbers to support the SAFTU protest taking place today on Budget Day. The SRWP is demonstrating today to show solidarity with the struggles of the working class and the poor who are struggling under the burden of Capitalism and its failures. […]

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NUMSA WESTERN CAPE SUPPORTS SAFTU BUDGET DAY PROTESTS

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) in the Western Cape supports the SAFTU protest which will take place today on Budget Day. Members of NUMSA together with other SAFTU affiliates will be marching outside parliament today, on the day that Finance Minister Tito Mboweni will be expected to deliver his budget speech. […]

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NUMSA REJECTS PCSA OPEN LETTER

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa dismisses the comments made by Plastics Converters of South Africa (PCSA) CEO Johan Pieterse, on the organizations Facebook page, as the rantings of a racist bully, whose goal in life is to bring back the Apartheid system and impose it on workers in the Plastics sector. We […]

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CCMA INTERVENTION FAILS TO RESOLVE PLASTICS STRIKE

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) met under the auspices of the CCMA on Tuesday to discuss the strike in the Plastics sector which has been ongoing since the 15th of October. We had requested the intervention of the CCMA because we are unable to resolve the strike. Unfortunately, we were unable to […]

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NUMSA MOURNS THE LOSS OF COMRADE MBONENI YENDE

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) has learned of the sudden passing of comrade Mboneni Zakhele Yende who passed away in hospital on Wednesday night, after succumbing to a short illness. We are shocked and saddened at his passing, particularly as we are still fighting for justice for Thembisile Lucia Yende. We send […]

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