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Urgent Press Conference: NUMSA national Office Bearers (NOBs’) to address members of the Media – Tuesday 26 November 2013

The National Office Bearers (NOBs’) of National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) will address members of the media this afternoon, Tuesday 26 November  2013, at 15h00pm, NUMSA Head Office, 153 Bree (Cnr Gerard Sekoto) Street, Newtown, Johannesburg, Gauteng province.  The Press Conference is in relation to the accusations levelled against NUMSA General Secretary […]

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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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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 General Secretary Irvin Jim’s response to ANC Deputy Secretary General Jessie Duarte’s City Press column on COSATU’s Zwelinzima Vavi

Tuesday August 06, 2013 Comrade Jessie Duarte wrote to the City Press, “Don’t mask exploitation with claims of conspiracy”, Sunday August 05, 2013, in reference to the allegations of sexual harassment against Comrade Zwelinzima Vavi, general secretary of Cosatu. The accuser has since dropped the charge at Cosatu. Comrade Duarte makes several very serious unfounded […]

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Motsotso wa NUMSA

What is Motsotso wa NUMSA – the NUMSA moment – and how is it going to play out in South Africa social and economic crisis well known by the triple crisis of poverty, inequality and unemployment. How does it link to other moments like: the Freedom Charter moment or SA’s Lula Moment? What does NUMSA […]

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Collective bargaining will never be the same

Delegates from Numsa’s nine regions sat shoulder to shoulder to participate in the recent national bargaining conference (NBC). It is a momentous conference that takes place every three years for most sectors organised by the giant union. Numsa collective bargaining is taking place when the strikes in the mining and agriculture sectors are still fresh […]

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Dear Numsa News

Whenever Numsa is about to engage in wage negotiations, all the factors that can influence our demands are quickly changed to make it seem that its demands are unreasonable, which is blackmail. Secondly, all these manufacturers are not South African companies – they originate in Europe, and the profits generated leave the country regardless of […]

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Media Invitation to a Press Conference

NUMSA & FAWU to unveil a programme to fast-track Land redistribution in South Africa. IRVIN JIM, National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) General Secretary and MOLEKO PHAKEDI, Food and Allied Workers Union (FAWU) Deputy General Secretary, will address members of the media on Thursday 13 June 2013, starting at 11h00am at Numsa Head […]

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Numsa to hold a press conference on the planned action against Nissan

NUMSA TO HOLD A PRESS CONFERENCE ON THE PLANNED ACTION AGAINST JAPANESE CAR MANUFACTURER NISSAN IRVIN JIM, Numsa General Secretary, will address members of the media tomorrow Sunday 02 June 2013, at 12h00, Western Cape province. He will be joined by BOB KING, United Auto Workers of America (UAW) General Secretary, PAUL HOWES, Australian Workers […]

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Numsa NEC press conference, Sunday 26 May 2013, 11h00

REMINDER: NUMSA NATIONAL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE (NEC) PRESS CONFERENCE THIS COMING SUNDAY 26 MAY 2013, 11H00AM, 29 IMPALA RD, SANDTON Sunday 26 May 2013 The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) held its ordinary and scheduled National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting on Wednesday 22 May 2013 –ended- yesterday Friday 24 May 2013, Birchwood Hotel […]

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