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STATEMENT OF THE NATIONAL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE (NEC) – NATIONAL UNION OF METALWORKERS OF SOUTH AFRICA

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) held its special National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting as from Tuesday 09 July 2013 –ended- Wednesday 10 July 2013, at the Vincent Mabuyakhulu Conference Centre (VMCC), Newtown, Johannesburg, Gauteng province. The NEC was attended by the National Office Bearers (NOBs’) and worker-leaders from all nine (9) […]

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Numsa sends delegates to Cuba

Numsa sent a two-person delegation to the second conference of young workers in Havana, Cuba. This conference follows the founding conference in Lima, Peru in 2010. Rallies The delegates had an opportunity to be part of workers’ rallies in Havana addressed by the state president Raul Castro. Part of the declaration adopted by the conference […]

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World Federation Of Trade Unions

Ladies and gentlemen, Also this year, the Annual Conference of the ILO is taking place under conditions of deep crisis of the capitalist system. A deep crisis affecting all levels of all fields: the economy, the political, the cultural life, the environment. The European Union is in deep crisis. Greece, Spain, Italy, Portugal, Ireland, Belgium […]

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Speech of the WFTU General Secretary George Mavrikos

9th Congress of the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa Speech of the WFTU General Secretary George Mavrikos   Amandla! Socialism is the Future! (Build it now) Viva NUMSA Viva! The World Federation of Trade Unions, the international trade union organization of the class-oriented trade unions, we are proud to have in our ranks […]

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Adress by ANC President Comrade President JG Zuma To The Congress Of The National Union Of Metalworkers Of South Africa In Durban 5 June 2012.

Programme Director, President of NUMSA, Comrade Cedric Gina, General Secretary, Comrade Irvin Jim, NUMSA National and Regional Office bearers, Comrades Delegates, Invited Guests, Comrades and friends, I bring revolutionary and fraternal greetings from the National Executive Committee of the ANC to this important congress of the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa. We meet […]

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World Federation of Trade Unions is the home of South African Workers

Numsa is a new affiliate of the World Federation of Trade Unions (WFTU). In 2010, we resolved to affiliate to the WFTU after three national office-bearers had a bilateral with the WFTU in Athens. The WFTU is a class-oriented global federation. Our resolve was inspired by Karl Marx, who said: “Workers of the world unite; […]

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Union leadership and women

According to Statistics SA, the unions with a higher proportion of female membership still have low representation at national executive committee level. Almost half (48%) of union members are women, but at national executive committee level only 30% of the leaders are women, while female representation at the level of national office bearers is 29%. […]

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Rights of working women in the metal sector

The metal sector in South Africa is male-dominated. Numsa has 283 000 members and only 13% are women. Numsa’s founding congress in 1987 resolved to fight all unequal and discriminatory treatment of women at work, society and in the union so that women and men could have equal status in all facets of life, as […]

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NUMSA fully backs Free the Five Cuban protest picket to the imperialist US Embassy.

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) fully backs the protest march to the imperialist US Embassy against the unjust imprisonment of the Cuban Five and barbaric economic blockade or sanctions imposed on Socialist Cuba by the United States of America (USA). Our members will join their comrades from the Friends of Cuba […]

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The E-Tolls, Strange Bedfellows and Ideological Confusions: A Response to Cde Jeremy Cronin

Cde Jeremy Cronin (JC) presents an interesting view on e-tolls. Beginning in his usual style by constructing extremes and then locating protagonists in those extreme boxes of his, he proceeds to steer a “level-headed middle road” that sounds “reasonable” and “respectable”. This is vintage Cronin! However his middle road, when APPROPRIATELY analysed, is flawed, and […]

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