Five key issues from Cosatu congress

2015-11-27 13:06

Cosatu has sent several key signals to the ruling ANC from its elective congress in Johannesburg. Here are five key political points raised.

Cosatu axed me for standing up for Numsa - Vavi

2015-11-19 21:33

Zwelinzima Vavi insists that he was dismissed as Cosatu general secretary for refusing to dismiss thousands of Numsa workers from the trade union federation.

Du Plessis: Stop lying – facts show 'blacks' don’t earn less than 'whites'

2015-10-29 16:36

It’s high time we all follow Gideon Du Plessis’ example and challenge often trotted hat, in South Africa, “blacks” still earn less than “whites”, says Alec Hogg.

Thousands of NUMSA members have taken to the streets of Johannesburg in protest against corruption. View pics of the march here.

Thousands of NUMSA members have taken to the streets of Johannesburg in protest against corruption. View pics of the march here.

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Numsa aims to tackle corruption and job losses

2015-10-13 20:00

The National Union of Metalworkers Union of SA’s has promised to hit public and private sectors where it “hurts the most” when they embark on their much anticipated march on Wednesday.

Anti-corruption march hangs in the balance

2015-09-27 19:15

The much-anticipated anti-corruption march by civil society hangs in the balance after the National Economic Development and Labour Council shocked the organisers by giving permission for a later date only.

Striking workers 'definitely not' behind Intercape bus attack - Numsa

2015-09-17 05:48

Striking Numsa workers are “definitely not” behind the Strand attack on an Intercape bus in which two people were killed, the union’s provincial secretary Vuyo Lufele says.

Numsa vows to go ahead with anti-corruption march

2015-09-15 15:49

The National Union of Metalworkers Union of South Africa will go ahead with its planned march against corruption at the end of the month, its president Andrew Chirwa says.

Labour, business in bid to stop steel jobs bloodbath

2015-08-21 13:50

Labour and business are meeting with government in a bid to stem massive job losses as China's dumping of steel is destroying jobs, says metalworkers' union Numsa.

Numsa ready to build new trade union federation

2015-07-23 17:55

The time has come to start building 'a new, independent, democratic, worker-controlled, militant, anti-imperialist trade union federation', says Numsa.


Cosatu confirms Numsa, Vavi expulsions

2015-11-26 16:45

Delegates at Cosatu's national congress have confirmed the expulsion of former general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi, as well as that of the National Union of Metalworkers of SA.

We won't appeal Cosatu expulsion, alliance is dead - Numsa

2015-11-09 19:03

Numsa has decided not to appeal its expulsion from Cosatu, saying it agrees with former deputy president Kgalema Motlanthe that the tripartite alliance - between the ANC, SA Communist Party and Cosatu - is dead.

We will make Joburg ungovernable - Numsa protesters

2015-10-14 14:07

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa has vowed to make Johannesburg ungovernable as they marched against corruption and job losses in the mining industry.

Zuma lets a skirt think for him – anti-corruption protesters

2015-10-14 12:58

A sea of red and yellow have gathered in Mary Fitzgerald Square in the Johannesburg CBD with close to 5 000 people joining the National Union of Metalworkers of SA's anti-corruption march.

Numsa wants steel companies nationalised

2015-10-06 17:13

Numsa has once again asked for the nationalisation of steel companies ArcelorMittal, Evraz Highveld Steel and Scaw Metals.

Religious leaders urge faithful to join march against corruption

2015-09-22 19:01

Religious leaders are calling on their faithful to take part in next week’s anti-corruption march and take a stand against the scourge “challenging South Africa’s spiritual, moral, social and political development”.

Govt's steel intervention too little, too late - Vavi

2015-09-15 16:23

Government’s intervention in the steel sector is too little and comes too late, according to former Congress of SA Trade Union general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi.

Steel industry in crisis - Jim

2015-08-24 19:42

The steel industry is in crisis, says National Union of Metalworkers of SA general secretary Irvin Jim.

Unions backing Numsa, Vavi insist they are still united

2015-07-23 20:36

The group calling themselves the "nine plus unions", sympathetic to Numsa and former Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi, maintain that they are still united as a group.

Numsa corruption strike in spotlight

2015-07-20 05:00

Numsa says Government, labour, business and community representatives within Nedlac will consider its application for a socio-economic strike.

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