NUMSA commemorates the 100 year anniversary of the Russian Revolution

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NUMSA remembers Comrade Chris Hani

On 10 April 1993, Chris Hani was assassinated for his unwavering commitment to the total liberation of workers from the chains of capitalist exploitation. “Nithi sixole kanjani amabhunu abulale uChris Hani? Ayangcangazela amabhunu abulale uChris Hani” [How do you expect us to be at peace when the Boers have killed Chris Hani? The Boers who […]

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Numsa mourns the passing away of comrade Winnie Madikizela-Mandela

The 350 000 Metalworkers and their families mourns the passing away of the Mother of the Nation. We dip our red banner in honour of Comrade Nomzamo Winifred Madikizela-Mandela and send our condolences to her family, friends and all those who were touched by her revolutionary life. Comrade Winnie was a towering inferno, a Kilimanjaro […]

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NUMSA condemns Zambian immigration officials for harassment

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) condemns the Zambian immigration authorities for their harassment and ill treatment of NUMSA members. Last Saturday two NUMSA members who were flying to Zambia to attend the launch of the Socialist Party in Zambia were harassed by immigration officials at the airport who stopped them, and […]

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NUMSA condemns the Brazilian government for persecuting former President Lula da Silva

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) condemns the Brazilian government for persecuting former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva. President Lula has been ruthlessly prosecuted through the Brazilian legal system which convicted him of corruption in relation to the “Car Wash” investigations, in July last year. On Friday the Supreme Federal Tribunal […]

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NUMSA regions in Gauteng will march on Human Rights Day

The National Union of Metalworker of South Africa (NUMSA) is calling on all militant workers in Gauteng to join us on Wednesday Human Rights Day, 21 March as we march to #ScrapTheNewLabourLaws The ANC government wants to change the labour law to make it impossible for workers to go on strike. We call on all […]

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NUMSA and Transform RSA Granted an interdict to prevent Eskom IPP contracts!

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) together with Transform RSA have obtained an urgent court interdict at the North Gauteng High Court to prevent Eskom from concluding the outstanding renewable energy Independent Power Producer (IPP) products, including the power purchase agreements. NUMSA and Transform RSA launched a late night high court bid […]

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Numsa National Executive Committee (Nec) Meets 9-11 March, 2018

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) is holding its first National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting of the year from the 9-11 March, 2018. The meeting will be held at the VMCC venue in Newtown, Johannesburg. The NEC will be reflecting on many issues including the fake euphoria under the new administration of […]

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Numsa Calls On The South Korean Government To Save Jobs

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) condemns General Motors for attacking workers and their families in South Korea. GM announced that it intends to shut down one of its operations in the town of Gunsun in May this year. At least 2 thousand workers and their families will suffer as a result […]

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NUMSA Rejects the VAT Increase

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) appeared before Parliaments Standing and Select Committees on Finance on Wednesday to make submissions on the 2018 Fiscal Framework and Revenue Proposals (2018 Budget). NUMSA represents over 360 thousand Metalworkers and we took the opportunity on behalf of our members and their families to reject the […]

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Numsa Calls on Workers to Defend the Right to Strike

The ANC-led government is attacking the working class with changes to the Labour Relations Act (LRA), Basic Conditions of Employment Act (BCEA), and it intends to implement the National Minimum Wage Bill. Together these changes are an attack on the working class and their families because they reduce the hard won rights which workers fought […]

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