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.

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.

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.

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”.


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.

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.

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.

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.

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