ARTICLES RELATING TO NUMSA

Numsa to take new wage offer to workers

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The National Union of Metalworkers of SA will be meeting with its members to discuss the government brokered wage deal to end weeks of violent strike action.

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Numsa workers downed tools on July 1, following a five month strike in the platinum sector. Political economist Daniel Silke joined us in studio to speak about the economic and political implications of the strike. Watch.

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Union: Numsa should restrategise strike

2014-07-21 16:54

Numsa should restrategise a better action plan with community stakeholders if it does not get a settlement soon, a union independent of Cosatu says.

'Spotters' ratting out workers, firms

2014-07-21 13:27

A small business owner says that the National Union of Metalworkers of SA has informants who tip off strikers of factories that are operational.

Metals strike: 'Epic crisis on way'

2014-07-21 12:11

The mayhem caused by Numsa strikers will lead to a catastrophe of epic proportions, says a small business owner.

When will the Numsa strike end?

2014-07-21 05:00

Workers not affiliated to the National Union of Metalworkers of SA are being forced to stay away from work as a wage strike spirals out of control.

Sacci: Numsa strike costing over R300m a day

2014-07-20 11:00

A stronger police presence is needed as the Numsa strike is causing revenue losses of over R300m a day, says the South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Workers fear as Numsa strike continues

2014-07-18 15:45

A business owner, whose factory in Sebenza Edenvale was vandalised, says he plans to close shop and emigrate when Numsa's strike eventually ends.

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This video clip was sent to Fin24 by a business owner, whose factory in Sebenza Edenvale was vandalised. He plans to close shop and emigrate when Numsa's strike eventually ends.

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Strike diary: Three weeks of living hell

2014-07-18 12:47

A co-owner of a small family-owned business in the Vaal Triangle shares her story about the impact of the wage strike by the National Union of Metalworkers of SA.

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The owners of small businesses who suffered extensive damage at the hands of alleged Numsa strikers are considering class action against the union.

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This video clip sent to Fin24 shows a group of workers wearing Numsa t-shirts intimidating workers and owners of a small factory in the Vaal Triangle.

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Numsa could face lawsuit, denies foul play

2014-07-17 14:11
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Small businesses suffering damage at the hands of strikers are considering class action against the union and its leaders, but Numsa denies any foul play.

Numsa agrees on action plan to step up strike

2014-07-17 09:38

The National Union of Metalworkers of SA says it has agreed a plan of action to intensify a three-week wage strike that has hit car makers and construction firms.

Oliphant heading for talks with Numsa, Seifsa

2014-07-17 07:00

Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant says she will meet Numsa and employer body Seifsa for talks to spare the economy another protracted strike.

Heavy intimidation in metal strike

2014-07-16 16:09

Fin24 users tell of the intimidation happening during the current Numsa strike in the metal industry and many fear it will lead to further job losses.

Metal strike affects building sector

2014-07-16 12:35

The metal sector strike has disrupted the supply of building materials to contractors, says an industry body.

Rand slips as hopes to end metals strike fade

2014-07-16 09:51

The rand has weakened against the dollar as a strike by 220 000 workers in the metals sector entered its third week and looked unlikely to be resolved soon.

Expel Israeli ambassador - Numsa

2014-07-15 17:25

The Israeli ambassador to South Africa should be expelled, demands the National Union of Metalworkers of SA.

Metal bosses withdraw wage offer

2014-07-15 10:04

A two-week strike by metalworkers is likely to drag on as the Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa withdrew its final wage offer.

Strike slams brakes on another auto giant

2014-07-14 16:56

Toyota has joined Ford and General Motors to suspend production at one of its plants as a manufacturing workers' strike hits suppliers of car components.

Jim: In negotiations you give and take

2014-07-14 12:15

Numsa general secretary Irvin Jim says the union will be meeting with employers in the engineering and metal sector in a bid to resolve mass strike action.

Rand weaker as strike drags on

2014-07-14 10:18

The rand has traded weaker as a strike by metalworkers continues, but the unit also faces risk from numerous upcoming central bank events.

Metals wage deal hinges on two conditions

2014-07-14 06:15

Metals union Numsa is wary of being tied into the 3-year wage deal that employer body Seifsa is demanding, but the union is prepared to concede on two conditions.

Numsa lowers wage demand

2014-07-13 16:40
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Numsa says it has lowered its wage increase demand to 10%, in a bid to end the strike in the metals and engineering sector.

 

Bosses warn of metal sector jobs bloodbath

2014-07-22 14:32

The Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of South Africa says the pay deal it accepted to end the metalworkers' strike could lead to heavy job cuts.

Talks resume to end metalworker strike

2014-07-22 10:16

Unions are set to hear a response from the Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of SA on a wage proposal that could end an almost four-week strike.

Labour department moots metals strike settlement

2014-07-21 15:39

The department of labour has made a proposal to end the wage strike in the metal sector, says union Numsa.

Wage loss is immeasurable, says worker

2014-07-21 12:36

A Fin24 user says the loss of his wages because of the violent strike in the metal and engineering industry is painful.

Fresh hope to end metalworkers strike

2014-07-21 09:20

A strike entering its fourth week could be over by tomorrow if employers accept a new deal submitted by labour unions representing striking metalworkers.

Numsa defies interdict

2014-07-20 14:45

Despite having an interdict against Numsa members, a business in the plastics sector has been forced to shut down.

Numsa strike sends SME business to China

2014-07-18 21:01
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The Numsa strike is forcing a small business owner to close his metal working operations and import complete products from China.

Warning of job cuts over Numsa strike

2014-07-18 15:39

A Fin24 user says he is being forced to restructure his company to keep it from shutting down as a result of Numsa's wage strike.

Oliphant disregards SMME job losses - Neasa

2014-07-18 13:44

By only engaging with Seifsa and Numsa during the metal strike, Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant shows no regard for the interests of SMMEs, says Neasa.

Widespread strike mayhem

2014-07-18 12:00

Fin24 has been inundated with images sent in by small business owners whose premises have been vandalised by alleged Numsa strikers. See all the pictures.

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A Fin24 user, whose company was invaded while the police were allegedly just standing by, says he is being forced to restructure his company in order to keep it from shutting down because of Numsa's strike.

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More SMEs report strike damage

2014-07-17 13:19

Small business owners fear they may have to close shop and emigrate amid escalating violence and as striking workers in the metals industry go on the rampage.

Strikers have carte blanche to destroy - SME owner

2014-07-17 09:09

Employers and workers are facing intense intimidation and vandalism as a wage strike by the National Union of Metalworkers of SA enters a third week.

Strike should create workers party - Wasp

2014-07-16 17:56

The metal sector strike should be more political and pave the way for a workers party, says the Workers and Socialist Party.

Police asked to protect strike-hit businesses

2014-07-16 13:23

There is an urgent need for the police to protect businesses targeted by striking Numsa workers, says an industry body.

Seifsa turns to bargaining council

2014-07-16 12:17

The Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa hopes to secure a wage settlement in the metal sector through the bargaining council.

Numsa unyielding as Seifsa withdraws offer

2014-07-15 19:51

Seifsa's withdrawal of its "final" wage offer in the metals and engineering industries would not weaken Numsa's resolve, says the union.

Numsa set to widen strike as talks deadlock

2014-07-15 11:58
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Hopes to end a damaging strike by metalworkers have been dashed after negotiations with the National Union of Metalworkers of SA and employers failed.

Numsa awaits employers' response

2014-07-14 20:54

The National Union of Metalworkers of SA is waiting for employer body Seifsa to respond to its demand for a 10% wage increase, says the union.

Numsa sacrificing workers' interest - Neasa

2014-07-14 15:10

The real interests of Numsa members are being sacrificed for short-term political aspirations, claims the National Employers Association of SA.

BMW, VW still going as strike hits GM, Ford

2014-07-14 11:20

A two-week pay strike by the National Union of Metalworkers of SA is taking a toll on companies supplying components to the automobile sector.

Numsa strike forces Ford to halt production

2014-07-14 09:43

Ford has joined General Motors to temporarily suspend production at one of its plants over the two-week strike by the National Union of Metalworkers of SA.

Seifsa disappointed by wage offer snub

2014-07-14 05:00

Employer body Seifsa says it is deeply disappointed by Numsa's rejection of its good final offer.

Numsa calls for strike to intensify

2014-07-13 12:51

Engineering and metal workers' union Numsa has rejected a 10% pay offer and called on its 220 000 members to intensify nearly two weeks of industrial action.

 
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