Eskom, unions in war of words about wages, bonuses

2016-06-24 20:14

Eskom and trade unions Numsa and NUM have embarked on a war of words about the power utility's wage offer and accusations are flying about multi-million rand bonuses.

Numsa, ex-spokesperson settle unfair dismissal suit

2016-06-17 20:05

Former Numsa spokesperson Castro Ngobese and the union have reached a settlement after he challenged its decision to fire him for absenteeism.

NUM: Wage talks with Eskom will fail

2016-05-18 15:25

NUM says it expects wage talks with Eskom to fail after its members rejected a 5% pay hike as most workers demand an increase of 18%.

Inside Labour: Shopfloor democracy and a 'confusion of unions'

2016-05-06 06:42

The best way to describe the situation in the labour movement at present is that it is in a state of flux: of ongoing change in conditions of instability, writes Terry Bell.

Beware the anarchists – Zuma warns

2016-05-01 17:00

Political opportunists who promote anarchy and thuggery must be shunned, President Jacob Zuma has said at a Workers' Day rally in Mamelodi.

Leave Cosatu, join us – Numsa's call to workers

2016-05-01 16:00

Numsa general secretary Irvin Jim has encouraged members of Cosatu to “quickly get out” and join their new rival labour federation.

Labour Wrap: A spectre of barbarism and misery

2016-03-10 09:44

Demands for change from working people who are most affected by the insecurity and fear barbarism breeds are growing, Terry Bell warns in his weekly Labour Wrap.

Probe Lily Mine collapse – Numsa

2016-02-15 21:16

An independent inquiry into the Lily Mine tragedy must be established, the National Union of Metalworkers of SA says, which should also look into general health and safety conditions at the mine.

SA already has four union federations - Fedusa

2016-02-02 18:07

SA already has four trade union federations, the Federation of Unions of South Africa says as "nine-plus" unions gear up to form a new independent labour federation.

New tax laws toxic form of privatisation - Numsa

2016-01-19 14:38

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa has added its voice to opposition to the new tax laws and plans a two-day strike against the legislation.


‘Tough’ wage talks on the cards with car makers

2016-06-19 11:49

Automakers are hoping to avoid a repeat of crippling, weeks-long strikes that have paralysed the industry in the past when they start negotiations with unions.

Protesting firefighters showed courage against exploitation - Numsa

2016-06-16 12:06

South Africans firefighters who went on strike in Canada were ‘ruthlessly’ exploited, the National Union of Metalworkers of SA said on Thursday.

Gerhard Papenfus: NUMSA’s race allegation appalling – Focus on MEIBC’s managed collapse

2016-05-17 20:03

Instead of blaming racism for the Metal and Engineering Industry Bargaining Council's woes, NUMSA should probe and remedy the real reasons for its position, says an expert.

Zuma slams opportunists, 'desperate elements' promoting anarchy and chaos

2016-05-01 19:00

In what could be seen as response to EFF leader Julius Malema’s threats to take up arms against the ANC-led government, President Jacob Zuma has criticised "political opportunists" who would wreak havoc on the country.

New union federation not for the lazy – Vavi

2016-05-01 16:30

A proposed new labour federation to rival Cosatu would not be for the lazy, the union’s former general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi has warned.

Nkandla upgrades: Numsa believes Zuma did ask for state funds

2016-04-01 13:16

The National Union of Metalworkers of SA says it refuses to believe that President Jacob Zuma did not ask for state resources to be used to pay for upgrades at his Nkandla home.

Why Numsa is worried over the budget -  Jim

Numsa general secretary Irvin Jim believes Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan is being pushed to for certain austerity measures.

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Once-powerful SA unions take knocks

2016-02-03 11:11

The labour movement in SA is floundering as infighting and job losses deplete its ranks and the ANC rides roughshod over union demands for policy change.

Numsa still on track for new workers' party - Jim

2016-01-20 17:29

Numsa leader Irvin Jim says the union aims to build a new Marxist-Leninist workers’ party which will replace the capitalist system with a socialist society.

Don't jump on #ZumaMustFall 'bandwagon' - Numsa

2015-12-17 22:28

The National Union of Metalworkers of SA has come out against the #ZumaMustFall campaign, warning of a repeat of 2007 when former president Thabo Mbeki was recalled.

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