NUMSA commemorates the 100 year anniversary of the Russian Revolution

Speeches

Numsa DGS input to the Numsa National National conference (NBC) 10 – 12 March at Saint George Hotel, Irene

Cosatu is a shadow of its former self – We cannot expect Cosatu to coordinate living wage struggles under the tried and tested slogan – An injury to one Is an injury to all. Click here to read more

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NUMSA President Opening Speech: “Numsa National Bargaining Conference’

“The tradition of all the dead generations weighs like a nightmare on the brain of the living. And just when they seem engaged in revolutionising themselves and things, in creating something that has never yet existed, precisely in such periods of revolutionary crisis they anxiously conjure up the spirit of the past to their service […]

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Gender main streaming workshop

     “Gender struggles for changing the social discourse – to a right to gender equality” 1st Deputy President Speech:  “Numsa’s Political Perspectives on Class struggles in South Africa Today.” “Numsa is a revolutionary formation, a red trade union, playing a leading role in the defeat of capitalism and the exploitation that is associated with it. In […]

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Numsa General Secretary Presentation to The Cape Town Press Club

I speak to you today with a powerful and united mandate from 341,150 metalworkers. They made their views extremely clear in our workers’ parliament in December last year – the parliament we called the Numsa Special National Congress. In that parliament there was vigorous debate. Every delegate knew that they would have to account to […]

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“The Alliance has been captured and taken over by right-wing forces

NUMSA General Secretary Irvin Jim input to NUMSA National Marxists-Lenininist Political School – Garden Court – Isando Read more

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Zwelinzima Vavi’s speaking notes address to NUMSA delegates at KZN Congress, November 23 2013

People always have been the foolish victims of deception and self-deception in politics, and they always will be until they have learnt to seek out the interests of some class or other behind all moral, religious, political and social phrases, declarations and promises. Champions of reforms and improvements will always be fooled by the defenders […]

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NUMSA President’s opening address to the NUMSA National policy Workshop

National Office Bearers, Regional Office Bearers, National Policy Workshop delegates, NUMSA officials present here, Comrades and friends,     Please allow me to greet you this morning on behalf of the National Office Bearers. This NPW is taking place two days after millions of our people visited the polling stations to check their names on […]

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President speech to Numsa National Policy Workshop

Numsa President’s opening address to the Numsa National Policy Workshop 12 November 2013 National Office Bearers, Regional Office Bearers, National Policy Workshop delegates, NUMSA officials present here, Comrades and friends, Please allow me to greet you this morning on behalf of the National Office Bearers. This NPW is taking place two days after millions of […]

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NUMSA president speech to the NUMSA International colloquium on building an alternative development paradigm in a changing global political economic context

NUMSA PRESIDENT’S OPENING SPEECH TO THE NUMSA INTERNATIONAL COLLOQUIUM ON BUILDING AN ALTERNATIVE DEVELOPMENT PARADIGM IN A CHANGING GLOBAL POLITICAL ECONOMIC CONTEXT Dear National Office Bearers, Regional leaders of NUMSA present here, COSATU Leaders present here, Dear International Comrades Local comrades, Comrades and friends, It is a privilege to stand in front of you tonight […]

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NUMSA president Comrade Cedric Gina eulogy at the funeral of former MAWU Gneral Secretary and NUMSA longest serving official Cde Thembi Nkuna

“I've been to the mountain top”, Martin Luther King Fellow mourners, allow me to save time by cutting the traditional greetings reserved for other ordinary meetings. This is an extra ordinary meeting, convened by the former General Secretary of Metal and Allied Workers Union, Cde Thembi Nkuna. We have complied and she has insisted that […]

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