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Why is the youth reluctant to join the trade unions?

The youth bear a heavy burden in their endeavors to manage a variety of interests. During apartheid they had to adapt global experience in social dialogue to local circumstances when labour movements were formed. It is exactly for this reason that the trade unions have grown over the years. The growing understanding among the youth […]

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Phillemon Jeff Kiribane Bokaba obituary

Philemon Kiribane “Jefty” Bokaba, born on the 19th of June 1959 in Eastwood, Pretoria, was the second child of Paul Maruputlane and Fredah Lekoso Bokaba. He attended his schooling at Rakale Primary, Tshepo Middle, Top and Rantailane Secondary Schools, all based in Garankuwa, where he obtained his matric certificate. After losing his father at an […]

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Protection of State Information Bill back to parliament for reconsideration

Addressing members of the parliamentary press gallery on the 12th September 2013, president Jacob Zuma expressed reservations over certain sections of the Protection of State Information Bill (secrecy bill) and referred the controversial Bill back to parliament for reconsideration. Section 79 (1) of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa allows the president to […]

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Numsa welcomes mineral beneficiation

In its submission to the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Amendment Bill (B15-2013] Numsa has welcomed the proposed amendment of S26 (Mineral Beneficiation) of Act 28 of 2002, as amended by section 22 of Act 49 of 2008. Briefly, these amendments seek to give the Minister the power to: determine the percentage of a mineral […]

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Business report to host Numsa president Cedric gina on its twitter town hall

Business Report (BR) will host National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) President CEDRIC GINA (@McedyNumsa) at its next Twitter Town Hall scheduled for next week Thursday 31 October 2013, from 11am –until- 12. The public and Business Report’s readers are welcome to be part of the conversation by sending in questions to #BRTownhall […]

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NUMSA delegation to the United States (US)

The United Automobile Workers (UAW) of the United States of America is hosting a senior delegation of the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) – led by President Cedric Gina, during its 8-day working visit to US as part of deepening our long-standing and fraternal relations, and our joint campaign against Japanese owned […]

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NUMSA National Treasurer Mphumzi Maqungo to lead Auto workers March Pretoria, gauteng Province

MPHUMZI MAQUNGO, National Treasurer of the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) will be leading a march of 11 000 workers, cheaply-exploited and underpaid in the Automobile sector in Pretoria, Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality, Gauteng province, to hand-over a Memorandum of Demands to the Automobile Manufacturers Employer’s Organisation (AMEO). The workers will converge at […]

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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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Radical economic policy shift necessary

To South Africa’s economic and social crisis – characterised by poverty, inequality and unemployment – can be found in radical economic policy formulation and an interventionist state, argues NUMSA general secretary Irvin Jim. Jovially talking of NUMSA’s growing membership of 318000 members, Jim said he was not worried about ‘poachers’ who were trying to attract […]

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Remembering Commander Hani

Twenty years after his cowardly assassination, this is how I remember Commander Chris Hani, writes Karl Cloete, Numsa’s deputy general secretary. On the SACP and the ANC “This was unique for a liberation movement to develop those close relations between a nationalist movement, basically, and a working class organisation. I think this history should be […]

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