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NUMSA CONDEMNS THE VIOLENCE OF THE BOSSES IN THE PLASTIC STRIKE!

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) condemns in the strongest terms the intransigency and psychological violence the bosses are inflicting on workers in the plastics strike. By prolonging the strike from the 15th of October to date, the bosses have mercilessly guaranteed that our members starve over this period, as workers pay everyday, […]

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SRWP TO HOST PRE-LAUNCH CONFERENCE

The Socialist Revolutionary Workers Party (SRWP) will be holding its very first Pre-Launch Conference this week. This gathering of Socialists will provide delegates from all provinces with the opportunity to map a revolutionary program of action for 2019. It will also provide an opportunity for intensive induction of the delegates. The media are invited to […]

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NUMSA VICTORIOUS AGAINST TRANSNET!

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) in KwaZulu-Natal is celebrating a victory at the Labour Appeals Court (LAC) against the Transnet Ports Authority, (TPA) after they unfairly dismissed 17 workers for allegedly participating in an illegal strike. Seventeen of our members were unfairly dismissed by Transnet after the State Owned Enterprise (SOE) […]

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NUMSA CONGRATULATES BANYANA BANYANA FOR THEIR HISTORIC FOOTBALL VICTORY!

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) congratulates Banyana Banyana for their historic victory against Mali on Tuesday night. The national women’s soccer team beat Mali 2-0 in the semi-finals of the 2018 African Women’s Championship in Ghana. NUMSA congratulates Thembi Kgatlana and Lebogang Ramalepe for scoring the goals which secured our position […]

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NUMSA MEMBERS MOURN THE LOSS OF A WORKER AT FOSKOR IN KZN!

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) in KwaZulu-Natal mourns the loss of a worker who passed away while on duty at Foskor on Wednesday. We send our deepest condolences to his friends, colleagues and family members. Foskor is a chemical manufacturing company, which is owned by the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) in […]

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NUMSA MEMBERS WILL NOT BACK DOWN AT YORK TIMBERS!

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) is continuing with the strike at York Timbers in Mpumalanga. The strike has been on since the 13th of November because the management of the company steadfastly refuse to allow workers to deal decisively with racism. Workers are being brutalized in the workplace. This vicious attack […]

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NUMSA REJECTS THE POVERTY NATIONAL MINIMUM WAGE OF R20 PER HOUR

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa NUMSA rejects the signing of the National Minimum Wage Bill by President Cyril Ramaphosa. The minimum wage bill will legalize the poverty wage of R20 per hour. This is an insult to the working class who fought and died to defeat the Apartheid government. They were fighting […]

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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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