NUMSA commemorates the 100 year anniversary of the Russian Revolution

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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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NUMSA meets with Whirlpool Management to discuss the strike

The members of the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) will be meeting with the management team at Whirlpool in Kwa-Zulu Natal to discuss the strike at the firm. At least 900 workers have been on strike for the last ten days to demand housing. NUMSA has been negotiating with the employer to […]

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The accused in the murder of Thembisile Yende to appear in court today

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) will be at the Springs magistrates court in Ekurhuleni to support the family of Thembisile Yende. Yende, an Eskom employee was murdered in May this year allegedly because she blew the whistle on a copper cable theft syndicate at Eskom. Her body was found locked in […]

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NUMSA to attend the Labour Department hearings into the National Minimum Wage today

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) will be attending the briefing sessions which will be hosted by the Department of Labour into the National Minimum Wage (NMW) as well as proposed changes to the Labour Law legislation. The information sessions will be held from 10 am Thursday 9th November 2017 in Johannesburg […]

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NUMSA celebrates the Great October Socialist Revolution of 1917!

One hundred years ago on the 7th November 1917 (or the 25th of October in the old style Russian calendar) the Bolsheviks led by Vladimir Lenin launched an armed insurrection against the Duma, which is the legislative body in the ruling assembly of Russia. The Bolsheviks and their allies occupied government buildings and other strategic […]

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