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NUMSA TO MARCH WITH THE NUM TO PROTEST AGAINST RETRENCHMENTS, IPP’S AND CLOSURE OF COAL MINES

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) will be marching with the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) on Saturday to protest against retrenchments at Eskom, the closure of coal mines as well as governments renewable energy program, the Independent Power Producer Project (IPP). From the time we learned of governments plans to finalize […]

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NUMSA CONDEMNS UPD FOR SHOOTING UNARMED WORKERS DURING A PICKET!

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) condemns in the strongest terms the management of United Pharmaceutical Distribution (UPD) for shooting at unarmed defenseless workers during a picket! Workers at UPD in Gauteng have been on strike since Monday to demand higher wages and improved benefits. On Tuesday, a private security company fired […]

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NUMSA TO MARCH TO THE MINISTRY OF PUBLIC ENTERPRISES TO DEMAND THAT IT SAVE DENEL!

Members of the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) will be marching to the Ministry of Public Enterprises in Pretoria to demand that it intervene to save Denel. We reject any attempts to privatize Denel and we will fight attempts to impose salary cuts on workers. The fact that Denel has been one […]

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SRWP WELCOMES DECISION OF IEC TO REGISTER THE PARTY

The Socialist Revolutionary Workers Party (SRWP) notes that the IEC has confirmed our registration for the elections. We welcome this development. In July the IEC rejected our application on the basis that the colour and logo of the party was similar to that of other parties and this might be confusing for the electorate. We […]

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NUMSA CONDEMNS MPACT FOR BRUTALITY AGAINST OUR MEMBERS

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) in KwaZulu-Natal condemns Mpact Plastics for shooting our members. Our members from Enock Mabaso Local in Pinetown were picketing peacefully outside the local Mpact Plastics company on Tuesday afternoon, when they were shot by members of the private security firm Taxi Violence. The company hired these […]

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NUMSA CONDEMNS SCAW METALS FOR VICTIMIZING WORKERS!

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) condemns in the strongest terms SCAW Metals for victimizing and intimidating workers. On Tuesday the management of the company suspended one of our shop stewards on trumped up charges. They have also informed us that they intend to issue final written warnings to our members for […]

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PLASTIC WORKERS TO PICKET AT MPACT IN WADEVILLE ON THURSDAY!

Members of the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) will be picketing and demonstrating outside Mpcat Plastics in Wadeville on Thursday. This is to highlight the National Plastics strike which is taking place all over the country. Mpact is a Plastics company which, together with other employers in the sector are trying to […]

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NUMSA DISTANCES ITSELF AGAINST ALLEGATIONS OF VIOLENCE AND VANDALISM

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) distances itself from allegations of violence and destruction of property. The employers in the plastics sector have accused our members of participating in acts of violence and vandalism. They have accused us of burning down Artefusion, a Plastics factory in Ladybrand in the Northern Cape. They […]

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NUMSA MEMBERS ON STRIKE AT SCAW AFTER A WORKER IS ASSAULTED

Members of the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) at Scaw Metals in Germiston are on strike. This is because one of the company owners at the firm allegedly physically assaulted one of our members on Friday. Rami Barnes is a shareholder at Scaw metals. It is alleged that Rami Barnes assaulted one […]

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NUMSA WINS FIRST BATTLE AGAINST PLASTICS EMPLOYERS!

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) has successfully defended the right to strike in the Plastics Sector. The Plastic Converters of South Africa (PCSA) went to the Labour court in Johannesburg this week in an attempt to block the national strike in the Plastics industry. The employers claimed that our strike was […]

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