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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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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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