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NUMSA in KZN to meet with the management of ITB Plastics

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) in Kwa-Zulu Natal will be meeting with the management team of ITB Plastics and Isithebe Consulting Solutions (ICS) today, under the auspices of the CCMA for conciliation, in the hope that we can resolve the strike. This is the fourth week of the strike. Two weeks […]

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NUMSA Demands the scrapping of charges and the unconditional release of all #feesmustfall activists!

(#FeesMustFall protest at UCT. Picture courtesy of Times Live) The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) demands the unconditional release and scrapping of charges of all #FeesMustFall activists. Students were forced to embark on protest action because the ANC-led government has consistently ignored them on the just demand for free, quality, decolonized higher […]

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Vacancy – East London Local Organiser Position

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Reminder! NUMSA to Picket at the Brazilian Embassy on Monday

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) in Hlanganani, in Tshwane will be picketing outside the Brazilian Embassy in Pretoria, against the unfair and unjustified imprisonment of former Brazilian President, Comrade Lula Inacio Da Silva. He has been convicted and arrested for the possession of an apartment that never belonged to him, corruption […]

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NUMSA CONDEMNS THE SAPS FOR CHARGING THE ORGANISERS OF #THETOTALSHUTDOWN

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) condemns in the strongest terms the action of the South African Police Service (SAPS) for victimizing and attacking the organizers of #TheTotalShutDown. Two of the organizations Gauteng conveners will be charged in relation to the Gatherings Act of 1993. According to a statement issued by the […]

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NUMSA SUPPORTS THE #TotalShutdown

At the Working Class Summit held over this last weekend a young female comrade spoke to the horrific treatment she had received after being gang raped and attacked, at the hospital she attended. On arrival at the hospital in South Africa she was the last to receive treatment. And when treatment was given it was […]

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NUMSA wins landmark Constitutional Court decision on labour brokers!

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) welcomes the decision of the Constitutional Court on a judgement which strengthens the rights of temporary workers. BACKGROUND The case concerned the interpretation of the amendment to section 198A(3)(b) of the Labour Relations Act 66 of 1995 (LRA) and whether this deeming provision resulted in a […]

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NUMSA demands that Eskom workers are paid bonuses

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) has noted Eskom’s financial results presentation. We note and welcome the EBITDA of R45.4 billion, which is a huge step change from R37.5 billion achieved in the last financial year, backed up by very strong technical performance. This is particularly significant given a decline in sales […]

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NUMSA calls for mine bosses to be personally prosecuted for deaths underground

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) sends its deepest condolences to the loved ones of the six workers who died underground in Limpopo at the Palabora Mining Company’s copper mine on Sunday, after a fire broke out underground in the early hours of Sunday morning. Mine safety remains a huge problem in […]

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NUMSA lodges a dispute against Arcelor Mittal

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) has lodged a dispute with the CCMA against Arcelor Mittal. We have deadlocked with the company over wage demands. Our demands are as follows: 11% wage increase across the board 1-year agreement An increase in the medical aid contribution from 60% to 80% A 1% increase […]

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