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Zwelinzima Vavi notes to the Club 1926 on “The state of South Africa; Labour Civil Rights, the Social Contract – a personal perspective.”

Zwelinzima Vavi notes to the Club 1926 on “The state of South Africa; Labour Civil Rights, the Social Contract – a personal perspective.” Master of Ceremonies Members of Club 1926 Ladies and Gentlemen Thank you for the invitation to share my own personal perspectives on the state of South Africa today.  I am glad that […]

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Collective Bargaining

On behalf of the Central Committee and National Office Bearers I want to applaud and thank metal workers for their resolute, militant, united action in the auto and motor industries. Auto has been Numsa’s pace setter. We know that capital makes profits during a boom and then makes profits again when the economy is bad, […]

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Numsa has demonstrated leadership

Institutionalised factionalism is almost turning Cosatu into what the September Commission report called a “ sikorokoro”. In this scenario, the federation fails in its responsibility to engage on political issues, fight for better rights and working conditions for workers and locate its struggle within the broader working class, which includes working hand in hand with […]

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NUMSA Special Central Committee Press statement

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) held a special Central Committee (CC) meeting yesterday, Thursday August 29, 2013, at Vincent Mabuyakhulu Conference Centre (VMCC), Newtown, Johannesburg, Gauteng province. The CC was convened by the National Office Bearers (NOBs’) to respond to urgent political and organisational issues confronting Numsa, our Federation – Cosatu […]

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Numsa Headquarters, 12th August 2013 “The history of all hitherto existing society is the history of class struggles.” (The Communist Manifesto, 1848)  The 11 August Special Numsa Central Committee 1. Following receipt of the notice from Cosatu for the Special Cosatu Central Committee Meeting called for the 14th of August 2013, the Numsa National Office Bearers […]

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Hands Off COSATU General Secretary comrade Zwelinzima Vavi Hands Off

The Eastern Cape National Union of Metal Workers of South Africa (Numsa) representing a membership of 31 420 wish to publicly pronounce unflinching and unwavering support of the Cosatu General Secretary Comrade Zwelinzima Vavi. The political career and revolutionary life of comrade Vavi has been made a misery since the Cosatu National Congress where a […]

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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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NUMSA statement on Rape allegations against COSATU General Secretary Comrade Zwelinzima Vavi

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) in KwaZulu-Natal is not surprised by new allegations against COSATU General Secretary comrade Zwelinzima Vavi, that he sexually assaulted a woman colleague. Clearly, this latest rape allegation cannot be de-linked from the poisonous, malicious and well-calculated political offensive directed towards destroying comrade Vavi’s political integrity and […]

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Comment by NUMSA General Secretary, Irvin Jim

From the beginning of this year we have hit the ground running. We have been campaigning hard to reduce electricity price increases. We are still fighting to scrap the NDP. We have fought against those who want to hijack Cosatu and take away its militant voice. And we have begun the hard road of wage […]

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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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