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NUMSA stands in solidarity with striking German metal workers

The National Union of Metal Workers of South Africa (NUMSA) stands in solidarity with German metal workers who are fighting for an improved quality of life. Since the 9th of January 2018, IG Metall which represents over 3 million German workers in the metal and electrical sector has embarked on a series of daily one […]

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NUMSA supports Dischem strike

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) stands in solidarity with NUPSAW and striking Dischem workers. Workers at Dischem are on strike to demand organizational rights. Dischem management stubbornly refuses to recognize the right of workers to be represented by a trade union, shame on them! Click to read more

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NUMSA condemns Working on Fire for its delay tactics

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) welcomes the decision from the Essential Services Committee (ESC) confirming that fire fighters at Working on Fire form part of the essential services. This was already an obvious fact, but unfortunately Working on Fire (WOF) chose to dispute this reality in an attempt to delay the […]

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NUMSA demands that President Joseph Kabila of the DRC must be removed!

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) stands in solidarity with the people of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) as they struggle to rid themselves of the repressive regime of President Joseph Kabila. Last Friday members of the Catholic Church held a service to mourn the deaths of 12 people who were […]

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NUMSA any limitation on the right to strike

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) which represents over 350 thousand workers and their families is calling on all members of the working class to unite to fight for a living wage and to defend the right to strike. Click here to see full details

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NUMSA condemns decision by Eskom to re-instate Matshela Koko

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) condemns the decision by the Eskom board to re-instate Eskom’s former acting CEO Matshela Koko and Acting head of group capital Prish Govender to their positions. Click here to see full details

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NUMSA condemns NERSA for granting Eskom a tariff increase

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa condemns the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (NERSA) for granting Eskom a 5.2% tariff increase. Last month NUMSA and the United Front participated in public consultations on Eskom’s request for a 19.9% price increase in the 2018/2019 financial year, where we rejected the request. Below are […]

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NUMSA to commemorate 16 Day’s of activism against violence of women & Children

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa will be hosting an all day event this weekend to express solidarity with women locally and globally to highlight the crisis of gender based violence. On Saturday 9th December, NUMSA will hold an all day workshop with special guest speakers and experts who will focus on this […]

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NUMSA and United Front Joint Memorandum on the Eskom tariff increase

Background The National Union of Metal Workers (NUMSA) and the UNITED FRONT (UF) are extremely dismayed by the opportunistic call made by the Eskom board and its management to increase the electricity tariff by 19.9%. We view this demand by Eskom as nothing more than a gross abuse of power, and an attempt by the […]

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NUMSA and the United Front to picket outside Eskom Headquarters on Thursday

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) together with the United Front will be staging a picket at Eskom offices at Megawatt Park in Johannesburg on Thursday. NUMSA and the United Front will be staging a demonstrating against Eskom’s request for a 19.9% tariff increase. The Eskom board and management are clearly deaf […]

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