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NATIONAL STRIKE LOOMS IN THE PLASTICS SECTOR

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa will be embarking on a #PlasticsShutdown beginning on Monday the 15th of October. More than 10 thousand NUMSA members will be on strike to demand a living wage and improved working conditions in the Plastics sector. The strike will affect over 450 Plastics companies nationally. Any company […]

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NUMSA TO MARCH IN SOLIDARITY WITH ABAHLALI BASEMJONDOLO

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) in KwaZulu-Natal will be marching side by side with members of Abahlali baseMjondolo in Durban on Monday. We stand in solidarity with the landless peoples’ movement and their struggle for land and dignity of the working class and the poor of South Africa. We condemn the […]

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NUMSA ON STRIKE AT TOYOTA

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) is on strike at Toyota. The management team at Toyota stubbornly refuse to engage with our just demands. As a result, our members have been forced to withdraw their labour. Toyota is an untransformed company which routinely fails BBBEE compliance targets. They also repeatedly fail to […]

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NUMSA IN HLANGANANI CONDEMNS LANXESS MINES FOR CUTTING OFF THE WATER SUPPLY OF THE COMMUNITY!

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) Hlanganani region condemns in the strongest terms the abusive behavior of Lanxess mines. Lanxess is a multinational company with operations in different parts of the world. They have operations in the North West, and it is here where the company has resorted to employing dirty tactics […]

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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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