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NUMSA rejects ESKOM offer

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa), officially the biggest affiliate of the Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) representing a total membership of 320 000 workers in energy, engineering, auto, steel, components, trye and rubber and motor sectors, has reached a deadlock with the state-owned monopoly power utility Eskom in relation […]

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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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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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Numsa on the Nersa disruption in Port Elizabeth

Numsa on the Nersa disruption in Port Elizabeth Wednesday 16 January 2013 The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) notes the poisonous and malicious statement issued by the National Electricity Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) pertaining to the unfortunate disruption of its public hearing in Port Elizabeth today, 16 January 2013. As Numsa, […]

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Press Statement

Six reasons why Numsa opposes Eskom’s application for a 16% electricity tariff increase Starting from next week Tuesday 15 January, the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) will take to the streets in protest against Eskom’s application for an average 16% annual electricity tariff increase between 2013 and 2018. Our shopstewards will picket […]

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Numsa Press conference on Numsa’s campaign around electricity tariff increases

Irvin Jim, Numsa General Secretary to address members of the media on the planned mass campaign against the proposed Eskom application to Nersa for electricity tariff increases 10 January 2012 The National Office Bearers (NOBs) of the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa), namely General Secretary IRVIN JIM, President CEDRIC GINA, 1st Deputy […]

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Motivations For a Socially-Owned Renewable Energy Sector:

Introduction: Like everyone else let me start by thanking the organisers of this roundtable for bringing us together to discuss challenges that arise as a result of existing and dominant energy systems. Let me also say upfront, that as energy prices go through the rooftop, as energy poverty/inequality continue to persist, as communities and a […]

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Turn off the lights or light a Candle – Workers are in a fighting mood!

As we pen this article we are hearing loud voices of workers singing. Singing a song by Teddy Pendergrass with the lyrics twisted ‘turn off the lights; and light a candle; workers are in a fighting mood’. We were not aware such a romantic song could be translated into a call to action by workers […]

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Labour Court has errored and undermined Workers Rights to Bargain at ESKOM, says NUMSA.

Labour Court has erred and undermined Workers Rights to Bargain at ESKOM, says NUMSA… 19 September 2011 The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) notes the Labour Court judgment to dismiss the application we had brought jointly with our sister union and ally National Union of Metalworkers (NUM) pertaining to the unilateral decision […]

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ESKOM’s actions are cynical and declaration of War, says NUMSA!

ESKOM’s actions are cynical and declaration of War, says NUMSA! Thursday 15 September 2011 The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) declared a dispute on August 26, 2011 and has been fighting at the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) pertaining to the aborted wage negotiations with state-owned power producer Eskom for […]

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