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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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PRESS STATEMENT ON THE UPCOMING STRIKE IN THE PLASTICS SECTOR

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa is gearing up for a mega strike in the Plastics sector. We are calling for a total National #PlasticsShutdown. The employer group we are dealing with in the plastics sector is constituted by a conservative, notorious group of employers who have been hell-bent on undermining the hard won […]

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TITO MBOWENI APPOINTMENT AS FINANCE MINISTER SPELLS DOOM FOR THE WORKING CLASS

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) is disappointed by the decision made by President Cyril Ramaphosa, to appoint, former Reserve Bank Governor, Tito Mboweni to the position of Finance minister. This appointment was made in response to the scandal surrounding Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene, who disgraced himself when he revealed that he […]

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NUMSA KZN REJECTS APPOINTMENT OF TITO MBOWENI TO POSITION OF FINANCE MINISTER

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) in KwaZulu-Natal rejects the appointment of neo-liberal hack Tito Mboweni, as the new Finance Minister, as announced by billionaire President Cyril Ramaphosa.Mboweni takes over the reins after the resignation of disgraced former Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene. His appointment to this strategic portfolio represents the consolidation of […]

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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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