Numsa demands R15 000 living wage

2017-02-10 18:25

A full blown industry strike is imminent in the bus passenger sector, warns the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa.

Ramaphosa signed R20/hr wage agreement - Fedusa

2017-02-08 07:56

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has signed a deal that will see workers getting paid a minimum hourly rate of R20. The agreement will take effect from May 2018.

Minimum wage not even enough for Ramaphosa's dog - Numsa

2017-02-05 15:08

The national minimum wage of R3 500 proposed by Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa is not even enough for his dog to survive on, says metalworker union Numsa.

Numsa not going back to ANC

2017-01-22 06:10

Numsa has shot down speculation that the union could bury the hatchet with the ANC and return to the alliance if a “unifying leader” were elected to succeed President Jacob Zuma.

SA economy still in slo-mo

2016-12-18 06:03

The economy will recover and avoid a recession, but will continue to grow more slowly than many countries in Africa, says Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan.

ANC in terminal crisis - Numsa

2016-12-15 20:42

The ANC and its alliance partners are in a terminal crisis, the National Union of Metalworkers of SA has said following its 10th national congress.

Numsa congress: Give the workers pap, chakalaka & wors

2016-12-15 19:34

During the Numsa congress hundreds of killos of meat, fish and vegetables were consumed at an average lunch or dinner. Fin24 columnist Terry Bell writes about food, unions and an organisational conundrum.

Numsa congress: Danny stands in for Thuli

2016-12-15 07:26

Former public protector Thuli Madonsela was advertised as the guest speaker at the Numsa gala dinner, but actor and human rights activist Danny Glover has stepped in.

Numsa: Manufacturing never really recovered after 2008

2016-12-14 18:22

South Africa’s manufacturing sector has bled 400 000 jobs since March 2008 and the industry has never really recovered from the global financial crisis, says Numsa.

Patel brings Numsa back to basics

2016-12-13 17:10

It was ironic, but it took Economic Development Minister Ebrahim Patel to bring the Numsa congress back to basics, writes Terry Bell.


Numsa threatens shutdown over R20/hr wage deal

2017-02-08 14:33

Trade union Numsa says it plans to “mobilise” its 330 000 workers, who rejected the national wage agreement signed by Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa.

Lundi a working class Christian cultural worker who inspired - Numsa

2017-02-05 22:37

Gospel star Lundi Tyamara was a spiritual comfort to millions of African workers in Southern Africa, the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa said on Sunday.

Ramaphosa failed to confront neo-liberalism at WEF - Numsa

2017-01-25 21:01

Numsa believes Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa missed an opportunity to confront neo-liberalism at the World Economic Forum.

ANC's January 8 bash 'much ado about nothing' - Numsa

2017-01-05 07:46

The ANC’s annual birthday celebrations, to be held this weekend, are much ado about nothing, metalworkers’ union Numsa believes.

WATCH: Vavi vows full-blown strike ahead of Feb budget

2016-12-16 15:25

Former Cosatu secretary general Zwelinzima Vavi vowed this week to lead a massive strike ahead of the National Budget speech in February next year.

WATCH: Vavi takes swipe at Tripartite Alliance

2016-12-15 20:02

Former Cosatu secretary general Zwelinzima Vavi has lashed out at the Tripartite Alliance, accusing the ANC of deserting the working class.

Media out as Numsa talks money

2016-12-15 12:01

For one and a half days, the 10th national congress of the National Union of Metalworkers was closed to the media. The reason: money.

Numsa & reinventing a political wheel

2016-12-14 19:17

All financial matters relating to Numsa were held behind closed doors at its 10th national congress. Terry Bell offers some insight.

Patel: Metalworkers industry facing biggest challenge yet

2016-12-13 17:25

The metalworkers industry is facing its biggest challenge in living memory amid a global steel glut and over-production, says Minister of Economic Development Ebrahim Patel.

SA capitalists on investment strike - Numsa

2016-12-13 14:26

Big business in South Africa have been on a “capital strike” in recent years, not investing back into the economy, says the National Union of Metalworkers SA.

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