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Press Releases

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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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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