Irvin Jim: Unnecessary load shedding used to justify Eskom restructuring and its eventual demise

2020-02-04 10:48

Though not written down, the ANC has not made provision for Eskom to participate in the new power generation project. That's because the ANC has given up on Eskom, writes Irvin Jim.

SAA strike: union wants urgent meeting with Mboweni, Gordhan

2019-11-16 12:01

Against the background of the strike at SAA continuing for a second day, a mediation process between NUMSA and SACCA and the state-owned airline has started.

Former EFF member Rawula joins Numsa's new workers party

2019-04-16 16:03

Former senior EFF member Thembinkosi Rawula, who was left off the party's national list, has found a new home with Numsa's Socialist Revolutionary Workers Party.

Numsa's Irvin Jim: IPP’s will cripple Eskom, destroy almost 100 000 jobs

2018-11-18 10:35

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa says the "disastrous" Independent Power Producers programme to be implemented by power utility Eskom could cost the country thousands of jobs.

Win for Numsa at Labour Court over plastics strike

2018-10-19 20:17

The Labour Court ruled on Friday that the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa's) strike in the plastics sector was legal and that the employers in the sector could not undercut the union and its members’ right to strike.

Start planning for load shedding this week says Eskom

2018-07-30 14:53

Following a month without load shedding, Eskom warned that the power grid was again constrained due to "instability at several power stations due to acts of intimidation".

Eskom wage talks continue amid tension over bonuses

2018-07-27 17:08

Eskom and worker unions remain locked in wage negotiations, alongside a warning from Numsa that a CCMA strike certificate might be considered if talks fail.

Eskom unions willing to negotiate before strike

2018-06-12 14:58

Unions representing Eskom workers have left room for further negotiations before embarking on a strike, calling for the minister of energy and President Ramaphosa to intervene in the wage impasse.

Numsa vows to continue court battle against independent power producers

2018-04-25 08:18

Union Numsa says it has instructed its lawyers to take the independent power producers case for review, stating it only lost the urgent interdict in the high court on a technicality.

Numsa slams 'ugly military coup' in Zim, but says doesn't back Mugabe

2017-11-18 12:57

The National Union of Metal Workers of South Africa has condemned what it describes as "a coup" against President Robert Mugabe's government in Zimbabwe. The union, however, says it doesn't back Mugabe.


SAA can continue to retrench managers, CCMA finds

2019-11-25 18:20

A meeting at the CCMA finds that a retrenchment process at managerial level at SAA can continue, Solidarity's representative at the airline tells Fin24.

Socialist Workers Revolutionary Party

2019-04-25 08:46

The Socialist Workers Revolutionary Party's ultimate aim is to organise workers into a revolutionary working class and achieve political power for a democratic and prosperous South Africa

Numsa launches political party 'which puts the rights of workers first'

2019-04-04 17:34

The first workers' party in South Africa has officially been launched and it hopes to garner the working class's votes and bag some seats in Parliament.

Numsa to challenge court order barring violence in plastics strike

2018-11-15 17:28

Numsa vowed on Thursday to challenge a recent decision by the Labour Court to grant a temporary contempt of court order to prevent violence in the strike in the plastics sector.

Numsa signs Eskom wage deal after months of talks

2018-08-30 08:10

The three-year agreement includes a 7.5% increase for year one, and a 7% increase for years two and three.

IPPs fail test for 'just transition' from fossil fuel - NUMSA

2018-07-29 05:59

Independent power producer projects fail the test for a "just transition" from fossil fuel, says NUMSA general secretary Irvin Jim.

Unions snub Eskom's 4.7% wage hike, await feedback on package of issues

2018-06-20 16:48

Unions negotiating wage increases with Eskom say they have rejected the power utility's offer of a 4.7% increase, but are waiting to hear back about a list of issues presented to the utility.

JUST IN: Bus strike not over yet as issue of backdated pay looms large

2018-05-11 17:16

The bus strike is not over yet, Numsa general secretary Irvin Jim said late on Friday afternoon.

Make joining Numsa's new worker's party your new year's resolution - Jim

2018-01-01 22:57

South Africans have been encouraged to swell into the ranks of the National Union of Metalworkers of SA's new workers' party.

Numsa wins victory for temporary workers in Labour Appeals Court

2017-07-15 17:09

Numsa has won a victory for temporary workers, after the Labour Appeals Court ruled that workers, who are contracted by temporary employment services, automatically become permanent employees if they work at a company for longer than three months.

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