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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 KZN will not participate in Cosatu’s mass action on November 12 2013

Numsa KwaZulu Natal statement on the planned mass action against e-tolls and banning of labour brokers November 10, 2013 The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) in KwaZulu-Natal held various consultations with members through local offices on the planned mass action scheduled to take place on the 12th November 2013. The mood emerging […]

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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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Zwelinzima Vavi statement on the occasion of him being placed on special leave

Yesterday the 15th of August 2013, COSATU National Office Bearers (NOBs) held a historic press conference to announce that I have been placed on special leave pending an investigation and disciplinary action. Today I am releasing the letter my lawyers wrote to COSATU for the attention of the presiding officer of the Special Central Executive […]

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Numsa holds the flag high!

“We commend our structures and members for waging a popular and relentless campaign against Eskom’s third Multi-Year Price Determination (MYPD3),” said Numsa’s March Centra Committee (CC). This was after the news that the National Energy Regulator (Nersa) had granted Eskom a 8% increase over five years instead of its hoped for 16%. “This 8% may […]

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Reflection on the Cosatu congress

Reflection on the Cosatu congress By Irvin Jim Colonialism of a special type South African capitalism has flourished and grown on the back of the exploitation of black and African labour; it serves, and is owned and controlled by, a tiny white population. This was the case in 1910; it became the case in 1948 […]

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Hamba Kahle Comrade Danny Oliphant – Former Numsa 1st Deputy President and ANC member of Parliament

31 October 2012 An incredible son of the working class is no more, his heart ceased to beat after being involved in a fatal and tragic car accident before the sun could set in the earlier hours of this morning Wednesday 31 October 2012. Comrade Danny Oliphant, a great and powerful thinker of the working […]

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Post NUMSA 9th National Congress Press Statement

Post NUMSA 9th National Congress Press Statement VMC Centre, Johannesburg, 12th June 2012 Preface “The struggle for national democracy is also an expression of the class contradiction between the black and democratic forces on the one hand, and the monopoly capitalists on the other. The stranglehold of a small number of white monopoly capitalists over […]

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Numsa Congratulates the Newly-Elected Leadership Of National Union Of Mineworkers (NUM)

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA), the reliable and trusted ally of the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM), congratulates its newly-elected National Office Bearers (NOB’s) led by President Senzeni Zokwana and General Secretary Frans Baleni. The NUM continues to be the bedrock of the ideological, revolutionary and class orientated trade union movement […]

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Happy 25th birthday!

It is a quarter of a century since the birth of Numsa in May 1987. It was Cosatu (then Fosatu’s) decision to consolidate a number of unions including Mawu and Naawu, to form a single union, Numsa. In its 25 years, Numsa has become one of the most recognised unions in the country and is […]

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