NUMSA commemorates the 100 year anniversary of the Russian Revolution

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NUMSA condemns Mercedes Benz for hypocrisy & job shedding

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) condemns Mercedes Benz South Africa (MBSA) for cancelling contracts with workers. We have a plant agreement with MBSA which states that contract workers must be absorbed as full time workers after their 12-month contract comes to an end. MBSA informed nineteen contract workers last Friday that […]

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Joint Statement by Trade Unions in the Eskom Talks

The recognized trade unions at Eskom, the National Union of Mineworkers, (NUM), the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA), and Solidarity met with Eskom management through the Central Bargaining Forum to resume wage talks today. Last week the unions jointly made a comprehensive proposal to Eskom management and we were expecting a response […]

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NUMSA statement on sixty three years on the signing of Freedom Charter

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) joins the progressive bloc in celebrating 63 years of the Freedom Charter, as adopted by the Congress of the People, in 1955, Kliptown. It was this historic gathering that adopted a revolutionary political programme as encapsulated in the Freedom Charter for a future and democratic South […]

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Trade Unions to debate Eskom wage offer of 4.7%

All recognized trade unions at Eskom, the National Union of Mineworkers, (NUM), the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA), and Solidarity met with Eskom management through the Central Bargaining Forum to re-start wage talks today. Eskom is offering a four-year wage deal with a guaranteed increase based on inflation. For the year 2018 […]

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NUMSA statement on the ongoing dispute at Eskom

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) wants to applaud the united stance taken by workers at Eskom from NUMSA, NUM and Solidarity supported by their national leadership to stand together in defending their hard won gains. Together we are united in rejecting Eskom’s provocative zero % offer and the decision not to […]

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JOINT PRESS STATEMENT NUM AND NUMSA

The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) and National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) reject Eskom’s wage offer of zero percent. Eskom management and the Eskom board demonstrated that they do not care about workers or their families. On the one hand the state has adopted an austerity budget that is attacking workers through […]

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NUMSA CONDEMNS AIRCHEFS FOR ISSUING RETRENCHMENT NOTICES!

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) has received a notice of retrenchment from Airchefs which is an airline catering company owned by the SAA group. Airchefs intends to retrench 118 workers out of a workforce of about 1200 people. We condemn this opportunistic act by Airchefs! SAA is in the process of […]

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NUMSA GRANTED A CERTIFICATE TO STRIKE AT TRANSNET

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) has been granted a certificate of non-resolution to strike at Transnet. The reason we have been forced into considering this drastic course of action is because Transnet is refusing to recognize the union. Transnet is frustrating our members. They are refusing to grant us recognition because […]

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ANC AND COSATU ARE THE BUTCHERS OF THE WORKING CLASS!

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA), the biggest trade union in South Africa with over 360 thousand members condemns in the strongest terms the ANC-led government for passing the Poverty National Minimum Wage Bill and the amendments to the Labour Relations Act. NUMSA has vehemently opposed the proposed changes to the labour […]

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NUMSA not threatened by UNTU’s baseless attack

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa has noted the statements made by the United National Transport Union, UNTU. UNTU has been attacking NUMSA by making outrageous claims about our battles for recognition at Transnet. We reject the false claims made by UNTU as well as their outrageous claims against us. Clearly the leadership […]

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