NUMSA commemorates the 100 year anniversary of the Russian Revolution

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Remembering Commander Hani

Twenty years after his cowardly assassination, this is how I remember Commander Chris Hani, writes Karl Cloete, Numsa’s deputy general secretary. On the SACP and the ANC “This was unique for a liberation movement to develop those close relations between a nationalist movement, basically, and a working class organisation. I think this history should be […]

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Numsa youth meet ANCYL, YCL and Cosas

The Numsa youth forum in Ekurhuleni met the ANC Youth League, the Young Communist League and the Congress of South African Students on November 23 and 24 last year. The forum agreed to hold regular meetings to formulate and implement a Progressive Youth Alliance (PYA) programme. Cosas asked the union to help them build structures […]

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Eskom’s proposed price hikes to hit manufacturing and commercial sectors hard!

Press Statement Monday 28 January 2013 Eskom’s proposed price hikes to hit manufacturing and commercial sectors hard! Since the start of public hearings on Eskom’s third Multi-Year Price Determination (MYPD 3) application, different organisations have come before the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) to register their opposition to the request of an annual […]

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Favourable settlement reached on Evraz strike

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) has ended a month long strike at Evraz Highveld Steel and Vanadium after reaching a favourable agreement with the company. The 2000 striking workers, that were protesting the retrenchment of more than 500 workers and salary cuts due to the implementation of a new shift system […]

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NUMSA Sends Condolences To NUM AND Families Of Workers Who Lost Their Live!

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) sends its deepest condolences to our allies, the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) and to the families of workers who have lost their lives during yesterday’s bloodiest shooting of workers by members of the South African Police Services (SAPS). Whatever their grievances, NUMSA does not condone […]

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MERSETA’S 2009/10 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING ADDRESS BY NUMSA PRESIDENT, CEDRIC GINA, NUMSA PRESIDENT.

Chairperson of the Board, Ms Jeanne Esterhuizen Deputy Chairperson, Cde Xolani Tshayana CEO of Merseta, Dr. Patel Leadership of SEIFSA, Leadership of Organised Labour, Honourable Members of the Board, Ladies and Gentlemen: I greet you all. INTRODUCTION. Allow me to thank the leadership of MERSETA for inviting me, a leader of a trade union to […]

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NUMSA RESPONSE TO ATTACKS DIRECTED TO COSATU GENERAL SECRETARY BY SADTU LIMPOPO

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) in Limpopo province notes the venomous and malicious personal attacks directed towards the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU), particularly its General Secretary comrade Zwelinzima Vavi by the provincial structure of the South African Democratic Teachers Union (SADTU) in Limpopo. It was never our intention […]

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Workers down tools on job and salary cuts at Evraz

On July 15th 2012 2000 members of the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) employed by Evraz Highveld Steel and Vanadium in Mpumalanga downed tools in protest against salary cuts and retrenchments. Russian multinational corporation, Evraz has ignored legislation and the collective agreement it has with NUMSA to make changes to workers' conditions of […]

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NUMSA wishes Comrade Nelson Mandela a Happy 94th Birthday

The NATIONAL UNION OF METALWORKERS OF SOUTH AFRICA (NUMSA), the solid voice and genuine representative of metalworkers, joins millions of South Africans, and billions around the world to wish our revolutionary icon, servant of our people, former political prisoner, Isithwalandwe, Noble Peace Prize Liteunant and first democratically elected President of our country Comrade Nelson Mandela […]

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NUMSA MEMBERS AT THE FOREIGN AND IMPERILIAST-OWNED EVRAZ HIGHVELD STEEL AND VANADIUM LIMITED DOWN TOOLS

The 4 000 paid-up members of the NATIONAL UNION OF METALWORKERS OF SOUTH AFRICA (NUMSA) working at the foreign and imperialist owned Evraz Highveld Steel and Vanadium Limited in eMalahleni (previously Witbank) have started with their protected strike since yesterday Monday July 16, 2012. The strike action has been triggered by Evraz Highveld ruling oligarchy’s […]

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