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Numsa abhors rape of women, elderly and children!

Numsa abhors rape of women, elderly and children! 12 February 2013 The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) in KwaZulu-Natal is enraged by the latest outbreak of rapes being committed against young girls and the elderly. The most horrifying and gruesome is an incident that involves a 17-year old girl that was gang-raped […]

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DA’s CLOSURE OF SCHOOLS IS A GHOST RESURRECTION OF HENDRIK VERWOED’S BANTU EDUCATION IDEAS!

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) calls on the Minister of Basic Education Comrade Angie Motshekga to intervene on the proposed closure of twenty seven (27) schools, mainly affecting Black African working class areas, as propagated by (un) Democratic Alliance led administration in the Western Cape. We view this ill-conceived and racist […]

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NUMSA 25TH ANNIVERSARY RALLIES DETAILS FOR GAUTENG – EASTERN CAPE AND WESTERN CAPE: SATURDAY 26 MAY 2012

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) will be holding its 25TH Anniversary Rallies in the provinces of Gauteng, Eastern Cape and Western Cape, this coming Saturday 26 May 2012. The 25TH Anniversary Rallies coincide with the annual Centenary celebrations of our glorious movement, the African National Congress (ANC), and we shall use […]

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What are the different kinds of renewable energy?

Wind Every year, wind energy produces enough electricity to serve one million households. This is only a small amount of the electricity used and produced. One reason wind plants don’t produce more electricity is that they can only run when the wind is blowing 22.5 km/h or more. In most places with wind farms, the […]

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NUMSA INCENSED BY RACIST RANTS METTED AGAINST FOUR YOUNG WORKERS IN WESTERN CAPE

NUMSA INCENSED BY RACIST RANTS METTED AGAINST FOUR YOUNG WORKERS IN WESTERN CAPE 13 April 2011 The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) Youth Desk is incensed by the degradation of four young workers by the racist and barbaric employer at AC Wendy carpentry in Blackheath in Cape Town. This dehumanising act took […]

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Cosatu Congress Special: The Cosatu Congress Declaration

COSATU 10th National Congress – Declaration 21-24 September 2009, Johannesburg PreambleWe the delegates, representing more than two million members across the spread of workplaces in South Africa:1. Appreciate the opportunity as the current generation of trade unionists to take forward the vision, aims and objectives of our forbears. We rededicate ourselves to further strengthen COSATU […]

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Labour brokers: The good, the bad, and the ugly

Labour Brokers: The good, the bad and the ugly!Woody Aroun The Portfolio Committee on Labour hosted a two-day Public Hearing on Labour Brokering in South Africa and dished up some hot debate on whether labour brokering should be banned or not. Business argued that labour brokers are good; labour (with the exception of Fedusa) argued […]

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Press statement on NUMSA Mini National Congress held from 11 – 14 May 2009 (June 1, 2009 – 1:25 PM)

Numsa Press Conference Statement 01 June 2009, Numsa Head Office Johannesburg. A. Introduction 1. The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) has called this Press Conference in order to raise a number of issues, which we believe are of national importance. We at Numsa wish to note that there is now no dispute […]

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Jobs crisis – time for transformation

Jobs crisis – time for transformation! Jenny Grice “There is something about the working class,” said Numsa general secretary, Irvin Jim, “when it is faced with a crisis, it has the ability to be innovative and come up with solutions. This is what the working class did 70 years ago when it found itself in […]

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Address by ANC Secretary General comrade Gwede Mantashe at NUMSA Mini National Congress, 12 May 2009 (May 12, 2009 – 1:11 PM)

Address by ANC Secretary General  comrade Gwede Mantashe on Behalf on the ANC National Executive Committee NUMSA Mini National Congress, 12 May 2009 Boksburg Comrade President of NUMSA and National Office Bearers (NOBs); Delegates of NUMSA Central and National Executive Committees; Leadership from all NUMSA Regions and delegates to this Mini National Congress; and Invited […]

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