NUMSA commemorates the 100 year anniversary of the Russian Revolution

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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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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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Message from Numsa General Secretary, Irvin Jim

Numsa General Secretary speaks to the Metalworkers Collective Bargaining 2013 Our attitude to collective bargaining Numsa is very clear that against this background, the working class is on its own. Even under these conditions, we shall not compromise our struggle for a living wage. We formed our union because we could not depend on employers […]

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We will no longer tolerate poverty wages

Cosatu’s 11th National Congress Declaration made it very clear: “Workers, whether in far flung rural areas, or urban slums, say that they are no longer prepared to tolerate poverty wages: Mineworkers, who produce our wealth in the belly of the earth, are earning a tiny fraction of the surplus they produce. Farmworkers, who produce our […]

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LAUNCH OF THE NATIONAL EDUCATION COMMITTEE

LAUNCH OF THE NATIONAL EDUCATION COMMITTEE 12 February 2013 Opening input to the NEDCOM meeting On behalf of the entire National office bearers collective we welcome the opportunity to open this important gathering to re-launch the National education committee meeting (Nedcom), with the sole purpose of building the engine of Numsa and the entire working […]

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NUMSA National Pre Collective Bargaining Conference

Opening Input Numsa 1st Deputy President 28th November 2012 “South Africa has a developed capitalist economy. In our country, and wherever it exists, the capitalist mode of production has the same basic characteristics. It is an exploitative system based on the extraction of surplus value from wage labour. But the universal features of capitalism occur […]

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Numsa DGS’ input to the National Motor Shopstewards Council(NSSC)

13 NOVEMBER 2012, BIRCHWOOD HOTEL, BOKSBURG, EKHURULENI Introduction: On behalf of the National Office Bearers we wish to extend revolutionary greetings to this important meeting of our cadres, activists and leadership in the Motor Sector of the South African Economy. In this important meeting we wish to address the following matters, hoping that it shall […]

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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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Debunking the youth wage subsidy myth

The National Treasury, informed by its discussion document, “Confronting youth unemployment – policy options for South Africa”, published in February 2011, has set aside R5-billion to finance the youth wage subsidy. This subsidy aims to close an alleged gap that exists between the real wages of young people and their productivity. In the Sunday Independent […]

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NUMSA MEMBERS AT THE FOREIGN AND IMPERILIAST-OWNED EVRAZ HIGHVELD STEEL AND VANADIUM LIMITED DOWN TOOLS

The 4 000 paid-up members of the NATIONAL UNION OF METALWORKERS OF SOUTH AFRICA (NUMSA) working at the foreign and imperialist owned Evraz Highveld Steel and Vanadium Limited in eMalahleni (previously Witbank) have started with their protected strike since yesterday Monday July 16, 2012. The strike action has been triggered by Evraz Highveld ruling oligarchy’s […]

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