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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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NUMSA condemns Working on Fire for exploiting workers!

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) condemns Working on Fire for the rampant exploitation of workers. Firefighters at Working on Fire are being paid R2200 per month. Our members are denied benefits like paid annual leave, provident fund, maternity leave, overtime pay, they are not even covered for medical aid, and yet […]

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NUMSA condemns Whirlpool management for trying to force us into signing an agreement!

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) condemns attempts by the management team at Whirlpool to force us into accepting an agreement, without consulting our members, in order to end the strike. At least 900 workers at Whirlpool have been on strike since the 6th of November to demand housing assistance. The demand […]

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NUMSA rejects Eskom’s request for a 19.9% tariff increase

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) calls on NERSA to reject Eskom’s request for a 19.9% tariff increase. NUMSA made submissions to the National Energy Regulator of South Africa today which is currently holding public consultations in Midrand on Eskom’s request to increase its prices in the 2018/19 financial year. We view […]

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NUMSA condemns the Military Coup in Zimbabwe

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) condemns in the strongest terms, the military coup which has taken place in Zimbabwe. The army in Zimbabwe has taken over power through a military coup and no amount of concealment of this most obvious of facts can change the ugly reality of the unconstitutional military […]

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Dates And Venues For Public Hearings On Eskom’s Revenue Application For 2018/19

The National Energy Regulator (NERSA) will conduct public hearings on Eskom’s revenue application for the 2018/19 financial year in all nine provinces between 20 October 2017 and 16 November 2017. Eskom has applied for a total allowable revenue of R219,514m. Eskom’s total allowable revenue application translates to a 19.9% average increase in electricity tariffs. The […]

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NUMSA’s Submission to NERSA on Eskom’s Application for a tariff increase

NUMSA is a manufacturing union and since 2009, the union has witnessed the deep global crisis of capitalism in the manufacturing sector. NUMSA has witnessed hemorrhaging of jobs, plant closures retrenchments the downward variation of conditions and benefits of workers and the casualization of labour. At the centre of this crisis, especially in small, medium-sized […]

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