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NUMSA demands a living wage in the coal mining sector

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) will be meeting with the Chamber of Mines today to discuss wages in the sector. In terms of their process NUMSA will be negotiating for higher wages at Glencore mine where we have a majority representation. It’s been over two decades since the first democratic elections, […]

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NUMSA vows to keep fighting until SAFTU is accepted into NEDLAC

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) has vowed to keep on fighting until SAFTU is accepted into the National Economic Development Council (NEDLAC). NEDLAC was hosting its annual summit at Emperors Palace on Friday and Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa was the key note speaker. NUMSA together with several other SAFTU affiliated trade […]

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NUMSA welcomes the Public Protectors investigation into corruption and maladministration at SAA

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) welcomes the Public Protectors decision to investigate maladministration, corruption and tender irregularities at South Africa Airways (SAA).  This is after the South African Cabin Crew Association (SACCA) lodged a complaint with the Public Protector after its members were victimized by management for exposing corruption at the […]

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NUMSA celebrates Woman’s Month with pupils from Villa Liza School

The Gender structure of the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) spent the day at Villa Liza High School near Vosloorus in Ekurhuleni to celebrate Woman’s Month. The Regional leadership of the Gender structure interacted with learners from Grade 10-12 at the High School. The leadership spent time talking to pupils about the […]

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NUMSA ‘schools’ LIMUSA on wage talks in Engineering

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) feels it is necessary to enlighten LIMUSA on the complexities of wage talks in the Engineering sector. NUMSA and other unions participated in wage talks under the auspices of the MEIBC. We recently signed an agreement with SEIFSA one of the largest employer associations in the […]

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NUMSA signs the new consolidated wage agreement in the Engineering sector

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa which represents 129 thousand super exploited workers in the Engineering sector, has agreed to sign the wage proposal offered by SEIFSA a federation of employer associations. We are proud to say that our militant approach to the wage talks bore fruit. We stopped employers from implementing the […]

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NUMSA to sign to sign a new wage agreement in Engineering

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) invites members of the press to attend the signing ceremony for the new wage agreement in Engineering. NUMSA General Secretary Irvin Jim will be representing the union. The details are as follows: DATE : Wednesday 23 August 2017 TIME : 10:00 VENUE : The offices of […]

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NUMSA Condemns the vicious attack on its members!

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) is shocked at the news that one of our members who is a Chuma Security employee was raped while on duty. Her male colleague who was with her at the time was also attacked. This shocking incident happened in the early hours of Saturday morning on […]

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NUMSA demands that the Zambian government revoke the state of emergency

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) notes the release of Zambian opposition party leader Hakainde Hichilema. Hichilema was arrested in April and charged with treason after his convoy refused to make way for President Edgar Lungu’s motorcade. On Wednesday the state prosecutor dropped charges against him for plotting to overthrow the government. […]

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NUMSA remembers the workers of Marikana

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa, NUMSA is honoring the memory of the 34 striking miners who were killed on the 16th of August 2012. We also honour the memories of the 10 workers who were killed in the days leading up to the massacre on that fateful day. All those who were […]

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