United Front to host alternative Sona

2015-01-29 14:58

The United Front will hold an alternative state of the nation address ahead of President Jacob Zuma’s formal one next month, it says.

'Abuse of imbalance of power' in labour dealings

2015-01-13 12:17

The National Employers’ Association of South Africa says it deplores what it calls the abuse of the imbalance of power by big business.

Numsa sentiments misplaced - Neasa

2014-12-19 16:07

Neasa says it finds the way in which Numsa is portraying certain facts about the metal and engineering industry in the media as scandalous.

Nzimande: Jim wanted Vavi as deputy president

2014-12-14 09:13

SA Communist Party general secretary Blade Nzimande says Numsa general secretary Irvin Jim wanted Cosatu's Zwelinzima Vavi as ANC deputy president.

Numsa: ANC has good people

2014-12-13 13:00

The National Union of Metalworkers believes there are still good people in the ANC and they'll work to attract them, it has been reported.

Numsa's United Front launch on hold

2014-12-11 19:08

Numsa will no longer launch its United Front this weekend, as originally planned, but would hold an assembly, said general secretary Irvin Jim.

Dlamini draws a line in the sand

2014-12-08 17:42

Cosatu president Sidumo Dlamini says they accept the ANC's political intervention but that the decision to expel Numsa stands.

State security denies Numsa plot claims

2014-12-05 05:20

The ministry of state security has denied involvement in an alleged plot to destabilise the National Union of Metalworkers of SA.

Document to destroy Numsa - Cloete

2014-12-03 15:00

Numsa says a document is being circulated that forms part of a plan to destroy it and deter it from its chosen path.

Dissident unions want Dlamini to resign

2014-11-28 08:59

Cosatu president Sidumo Dlamini must resign, say unions sympathetic to the National Union of Metalworkers of SA.

ANC steps in to rescue Cosatu

2014-11-20 22:32

The ANC is set to help the embattled Cosatu deal with the internal struggles which have divided the trade union federation.

Vavi charges not reinstated

2014-11-20 12:45

The Congress of SA Trade Unions has denied reinstating charges against its general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi.

Numsa seeking public sympathy - union

2014-11-17 17:15

Numsa is responsible for its own expulsion from Cosatu, the Chemical, Energy, Paper, Printing, Wood and Allied Workers' Union says.

Can Numsa appeal expulsion?

2014-11-17 15:50

A Fin24 user wants to know if Numsa has a right to appeal its expulsion form Cosatu.

South Africa set to become a three party state

2014-11-17 14:39

After the Numsa-ANC divorce, SA is heading towards a three party state: the Socialists, the Pragmatists and the Crony Capitalists, says Christo van der Rheede.

Dlamini speaks out about Cosatu crisis

2014-11-14 21:13

There has been a "misinformation campaign" about what constitutes the real crisis in Cosatu, says leader Sidumo Dlamini.

Numsa expulsion: Cosatu voters denounced

2014-11-13 16:58

The 33 Cosatu central executive committee members who voted to expel Numsa did not have the backing of all the unions, says the Public and Allied Workers' Union of SA.


On Numsa having to wait ten months to appeal its expulsion, Bell said according to section 14.2 of the constitution, Numsa have the right to appeal. Watch.

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Analyst Terry Bell says reasons for Numsa' expulsion go right back to 1985 when Cosatu was formed, "when we had unions who said we should not get involved in political parties at all". Watch.

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Labour Wrap: Undermining the ANC's power

2014-11-13 07:13

From the post office strike to Numsa's expulsion, it has been a tumultuous and confusing week on the labour front, says Terry Bell in his latest Labour Wrap.

Dlamini mum on Vavi's letter on Numsa

2014-11-12 13:05

Cosatu president Sidumo Dlamini has declined to comment on a letter in which general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi says he is unable to defend the decision to expel Numsa.

Vavi pours out his heart in letter

2014-11-12 08:46

Zwelinzima Vavi says in a letter that the issues around Numsa's expulsion and Cosatu's unity was the reason why he was not present at a media briefing.

Samwu E Cape opposes Numsa's expulsion

2014-11-11 19:52

The SA Municipal Workers Union in the Eastern Cape has opposed Numsa's expulsion from Cosatu.

Trouble for labour representation?

2014-11-11 18:19

The reason for ANC’s involvement with these rivals in the Numsa split from Cosatu is not about the tripartite alliance but about the number of members that Cosatu will lose, says Amlica Phatlane.


Numsa denies surrender to Neasa

2015-01-14 21:00

The National Union of Metalworkers of SA has denied claims that it has given in to Neasa's 2014 demands.

Nzimande slams attempts to split Cosatu

2015-01-06 15:00

The "multi-pronged offensive" to divide the Congress of SA Trade Union is counter-revolutionary, says SA Communist Party general secretary Blade Nzimande.

Kasrils: UF revival of real mass struggle

2014-12-16 11:08

The United Front will help "shake up" the political landscape and revive a real mass struggle for real socio-economic change, says Ronnie Kasrils.

Numsa remains a trade union - Irvin Jim

2014-12-13 14:30

The National Union of Metalworkers of SA will remain a trade union and not convert itself into a political party, general secretary Irvin Jim says.

Numsa loses Concourt appeal

2014-12-12 12:21

The Constitutional Court has dismissed Numsa's appeal of a Labour Appeal Court order in an unfair dismissal case.

Numsa challenges expulsion in court

2014-12-11 16:04

Numsa is challenging its expulsion from Cosatu in court says general secretary Irvin Jim because they're determined to "reclaim the federation".

Power cuts lead to job losses - Numsa

2014-12-05 12:33

Ongoing load shedding will lead to job losses as workers already battle poverty, unemployment and inequality, says the National Union of Metalworkers of SA.


A document is being circulated that forms part of a plan to destroy the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa), the union claimed on Wednesday. Watch.

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Miners end strike at Glencore chrome venture

2014-12-01 19:43

Miners at a ferrochrome venture between Glencore and Merafe Resources has reached an agreement to end a strike.

Vavi warns of yellow unionism

2014-11-21 22:17

Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi has cautioned against yellow unions, which he says are unions usually closely aligned with companies and even governments.

SACP wants meetings with ANC, Cosatu

2014-11-20 19:05

The SA Communist Party has asked for bilateral meetings with Cosatu and the ANC to discuss unity in the trade union federation.

Numsa in court bid for Cosatu special congress

2014-11-20 07:30

Numsa and its seven supporting unions have filed papers in the high court in Johannesburg in a bid to get Cosatu to hold a special national congress.

Unions boycott Cosatu special meeting

2014-11-19 18:51

The Congress of SA Trade Unions' central executive committee is taking place without some unions following the National Union of Metalworkers of SA's expulsion.

Jim: Numsa following Cosatu's resolutions

2014-11-17 16:57

Numsa general secretary Irvin Jim says the union's call for a workers' socialist political party stems from the Congress of SA Trade Unions' own resolutions.

Popcru hits out at 'disgusting' Numsa

2014-11-17 14:53

The Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union general secretary Nkosinathi Theledi says the union is confident the 350 000 Numsa members will remain in Cosatu.

Man to appear for Numsa triple murder

2014-11-17 11:00

A man has been arrested for killing three Numsa members and is due to appear in the Eshowe Magistrate’s Court, KwaZulu-Natal police say.

Vavi: Cosatu 'in tatters'

2014-11-14 09:16

Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi has admitted that the trade union federation is in trouble, reports The Star.

Pay deal case: Final arguments to be heard

2014-11-13 14:41

The Labour Court in Johannesburg will hear final arguments in an urgent application brought by the National Employers' Association of SA relating to a wage deal.


Cosatu thought alienating Numsa would frighten the other eight unions into not going along with calling for a national congress, said labour columnist and author Terry Bell. Watch.

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Cosatu and Numsa: 5 parties we have to blame

2014-11-13 07:46

In politics there are always more than two sides to a story. The recent Cosatu-Numsa divorce proves this, writes Sibu Mgudlwa.

Behind the Numsa expulsion

2014-11-12 23:04

Labour columnist and author Terry Bell provides insight into the developments behind the Numsa expulsion in a series of video interviews.


In today's news headlines: Parliament absolves President Jacob Zuma of wrongdoing in the upgrades to his Nkandla home, Cosatu is set to lose millions over the Numsa split and tense emails between Anni Hindocha and Shrien Dewani are read in court. Watch.

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Cosatu to lose millions over Numsa split

2014-11-12 07:00

The Congress of SA Trade Unions will lose more than R1m a month in affiliation fees after its central executive committee decided to expel Numsa.

Numsa axing a political game-changer

2014-11-11 19:31

The expulsion of the National Union of Metal Workers of South Africa from the ANC's governing coalition is set to re-draw the country's political landscape.

Cosatu is not dead, says Dlamini

2014-11-11 16:28

Cosatu president Sidumo Dlamini has taken a swipe at former leaders Mbhazima Shilowa and Jay Naidoo who criticised the federation for giving Numsa the boot.

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