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NUMSA’S FIGHT FOR WORKERS AT FORMER GUPTA OWNED COMPANIES WILL CONTINUE

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) approached the South Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg to seek an order to prevent the sale of assets at VR Lazer, a company formerly owned by the Gupta family. The purpose of the application was to save the jobs of 146 workers at the company. We […]

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NUMSA WELCOMES CONSTITUTIONAL COURT VICTORY ON STRUGGLE SONG

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) welcomes the victory at the Constitutional court today. The court found against an abusive company called Duncanmec which unfairly dismissed nine of our members for singing a struggle song during a strike in April 2013. The song was “uMama uyajabula mangishaya ibhunu.” Which means my mother […]

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NUMSA DEFENDS THE RIGHTS OF WORKERS TO SING STRUGGLE SONGS!

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) is a respondent in a case at the Constitutional Court, lodged by Duncanmec. In April 2013 the company dismissed our members for misconduct for singing a struggle song during a strike in April. They claimed that the song was racist and an example of hate speech. The lyrics are as […]

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NUMSA CENTRAL COMMITTEE MEETING 5-7 SEPTEMBER 2018

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) is holding its Central Committee meeting this week. The National and Regional leadership of the union will be gathered at NUMSA headquaters to discuss and debate solutions facing our members in the workplace including the deepening crisis of poverty, inequality and unemployment caused by Capitalism. Details […]

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NUMSA condemns SAAT for dragging its feet on disciplining senior

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) condemns SAA Technical (SAAT) for dragging its feet on disciplining senior executive managers. Since August 2017 when the High Court ordered SAAT to take disciplinary action against managers fingered in corruption, they have done everything possible to delay this process. They even appealed this decision of […]

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NUMSA signs collective wage agreement with Eskom

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) has signed the collective agreement with the Eskom Central Bargaining Forum. The wage offer is broken down as follows: The agreement is a three-year agreement and will apply from 1 July 2018 – 30 June 2021 and is applicable to all permanent workers at Eskom Year […]

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NUMSA in KZN to meet with the management of ITB Plastics

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) in Kwa-Zulu Natal will be meeting with the management team of ITB Plastics and Isithebe Consulting Solutions (ICS) today, under the auspices of the CCMA for conciliation, in the hope that we can resolve the strike. This is the fourth week of the strike. Two weeks […]

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NUMSA Demands the scrapping of charges and the unconditional release of all #feesmustfall activists!

(#FeesMustFall protest at UCT. Picture courtesy of Times Live) The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) demands the unconditional release and scrapping of charges of all #FeesMustFall activists. Students were forced to embark on protest action because the ANC-led government has consistently ignored them on the just demand for free, quality, decolonized higher […]

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Vacancy – East London Local Organiser Position

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Reminder! NUMSA to Picket at the Brazilian Embassy on Monday

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) in Hlanganani, in Tshwane will be picketing outside the Brazilian Embassy in Pretoria, against the unfair and unjustified imprisonment of former Brazilian President, Comrade Lula Inacio Da Silva. He has been convicted and arrested for the possession of an apartment that never belonged to him, corruption […]

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