NUM: Wage talks with Eskom will fail

2016-05-18 15:25

NUM says it expects wage talks with Eskom to fail after its members rejected a 5% pay hike as most workers demand an increase of 18%.

Inside Labour: Shopfloor democracy and a 'confusion of unions'

2016-05-06 06:42

The best way to describe the situation in the labour movement at present is that it is in a state of flux: of ongoing change in conditions of instability, writes Terry Bell.

Beware the anarchists – Zuma warns

2016-05-01 17:00

Political opportunists who promote anarchy and thuggery must be shunned, President Jacob Zuma has said at a Workers' Day rally in Mamelodi.

Leave Cosatu, join us – Numsa's call to workers

2016-05-01 16:00

Numsa general secretary Irvin Jim has encouraged members of Cosatu to “quickly get out” and join their new rival labour federation.

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.


Gerhard Papenfus: NUMSA’s race allegation appalling – Focus on MEIBC’s managed collapse

2016-05-17 20:03

Instead of blaming racism for the Metal and Engineering Industry Bargaining Council's woes, NUMSA should probe and remedy the real reasons for its position, says an expert.

Zuma slams opportunists, 'desperate elements' promoting anarchy and chaos

2016-05-01 19:00

In what could be seen as response to EFF leader Julius Malema’s threats to take up arms against the ANC-led government, President Jacob Zuma has criticised "political opportunists" who would wreak havoc on the country.

New union federation not for the lazy – Vavi

2016-05-01 16:30

A proposed new labour federation to rival Cosatu would not be for the lazy, the union’s former general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi has warned.

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.

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