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NUMSA condemns Eskom for the zero per cent wage offer

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) condemns Eskom for the zero per cent wage offer. Wage talks opened up at the power utility this week and the state owned entity said it could not afford to increase wages at all. Eskom claims that by denying workers an increase they are saving the […]

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Joint statement from the Unions involved in the strike – Bus strike ends!

Labour unions in the bus sector, SATAWU, TAWUSA, NUMSA, TOWU and TASWU, have accepted the latest wage offer by bus employers to end the lengthy national bus strike. The breakdown of the offer is as follows: • 9% across-the-board wage increase for the first year effective as of 01 April 2018 to 31 March 2019 • […]

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NUMSA condemns the mass murder of Palestinians by apartheid Israel

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) condemns in the strongest terms Apartheid Israel’s mass murder of unarmed demonstrators who were protesting against the opening of the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem. At least 55 people were killed and 2400 protestors were wounded when they were shot at by the Israeli Defence Force yesterday. […]

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Employers in the bus sector have declared war on commuters!

The five trade unions in the bus sector SATAWU, NUMSA, TIRISANO, TAWUSA, and TOWU have decided to embark on mass action to intensify the strike in the bus sector. We are calling on the community and all progressive organisations to join us in mass action against the bus companies. This is because employers in the […]

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Workers at Glencore are not free!

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) condemns Glencore Mines because workers are not free. Glencore the mining company is notorious locally and globally for rampant violations of workers and human rights. On its website Glencore claims that health, safety, as well as community and human rights are the ‘pillars of its sustainability […]

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NUMSA press statement on IPP’s, SAFTU National Strike and Bus Strike

“The proletariat is the complete antithesis of the exploiting classes. It does not exploit others but is itself exploited. There is no conflict of basic interests within its ranks or between it and the other oppressed and exploited working people. Far from needing to harm other working people or impede their development for the sake […]

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NUMSA to embark on a picket against Fortune Steel in Nigel on Thursday

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) will be embarking on a picket outside Fortune Steel offices in Nigel on Thursday. The purpose of the picket is to pressurize this company into complying with Health and Safety Laws as well as Labour Laws in South Africa. Seven people were injured at the weekend […]

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NUMSA condemns the Department of Environmental Affairs for the exploitation of workers

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa has won an award from the CCMA confirming that the Department of Environmental Affairs must join in the arbitration between us and Working On Fire. NUMSA referred a wage dispute to the CCMA on the 9th of April because employees at Working On Fire are severely exploited […]

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NUMSA to march against Fortune Steel in Nigel

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) Local Office in Nigel in Ekurhuleni will be marching this week to express their anger over the poor treatment of workers at Fortune Steel in Nigel. Fortune Steel refuses to comply with basic health and safety laws and is flouting basic labour law regulations.   BACKGROUND […]

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NUMSA is disgusted by the DA’s resolution to allow workers to ‘opt out’ of the NMW

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) is disgusted by the DA’s resolution to allow employees  to ‘opt out’ of the National Minimum Wage if they wish to do so, in order that they may be paid less. The DA proposed at its conference over the weekend that unemployed workers would be given […]

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