NUMSA commemorates the 100 year anniversary of the Russian Revolution

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NUMSA pays tribute to President Nelson Mandela

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) joins the people of South Africa, and the world, in mourning the passing on of our freedom fighter, political prisoner, people’s hero, people’s servant, leader of our people, and founding father of our post 1994 democratic dispensation, President Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela. Metalworkers across the length and […]

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Numsa goes back to its members for a mandate

On Saturday 19 October 2013, the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) will hold 52 Local Shopsteward Councils (LSSCs) throughout the country. The aim of the LSSCs is to collate views of members on the issues on the agenda of the union’s extraordinary Special National Congress scheduled for 13 to 16 December at […]

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The Rightward Drift in the National Liberation Movement

Ideological Reflections and Responses to Some of the Recent Attacks National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) 1. The political context 1. The working class is under siege from the forces of capitalism. These forces are within and outside of the movement. Inside the movement, capitalist forces are pushing for the open adoption of […]

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Comment by NUMSA General Secretary, Irvin Jim

From the beginning of this year we have hit the ground running. We have been campaigning hard to reduce electricity price increases. We are still fighting to scrap the NDP. We have fought against those who want to hijack Cosatu and take away its militant voice. And we have begun the hard road of wage […]

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The youth should draw inspiration from Chris Hani

The late South African Communist Party general secretary, Chris Hani, said: “The perks of a new government are not really appealing to me. Everybody, of course, would like to have a good job, a good salary and that sort of thing. But for me that is not the be-all of the struggle. What is important […]

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Message from Numsa General Secretary, Irvin Jim

Numsa General Secretary speaks to the Metalworkers Collective Bargaining 2013 Our attitude to collective bargaining Numsa is very clear that against this background, the working class is on its own. Even under these conditions, we shall not compromise our struggle for a living wage. We formed our union because we could not depend on employers […]

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We will no longer tolerate poverty wages

Cosatu’s 11th National Congress Declaration made it very clear: “Workers, whether in far flung rural areas, or urban slums, say that they are no longer prepared to tolerate poverty wages: Mineworkers, who produce our wealth in the belly of the earth, are earning a tiny fraction of the surplus they produce. Farmworkers, who produce our […]

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Numsa sends best wishes to the ANC on its 101st anniversary

NUMSA on ANC’s 101st Anniversary January 8, 2013 The class oriented and red metalworkers – all of us as loyal and disciplined activists and Cadres of the ANC – we send our revolutionary and best wishes to the ANC leaders, its rank and file and supporters on this august occasion of the ANC’s 101 years […]

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NUMSA President’s opening address to the Numsa National Executive Committee held at Vincent Mabuyakhulu Conference Centre on 5 – 6 December 2012.

National Office Bearers, Members of the National Executive Committee, Invited officials of NUMSA,   Comrades and friends, Please allow me to greet you this morning in this last constitutional meeting in 2012. This has been a very busy year for the union, COSATU and the broader Alliance formations. At the onset, I must thank the […]

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NUMSA 29 – 30 OCTBER 2012 NEC STATEMENT

1st November, 2012 Johannesburg “The South African capitalist state did not emerge as a result of an internal popular anti-feudal revolution. It was imposed from above and from without. From its birth through to the present, South African capitalism has depended heavily on the imperialist centres. Capital from Europe financed the opening of the mines. […]

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