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NUMSA to fight the levy agreements of non-party members to the bitter end

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By Tebogo Mhlanga The National Union Metalworkers South Africa (NUMSA) had gone on a dispute with the Metal and Engineering Industries over the extension of levy agreements on non-party members. The National Employer’s Association of South Africa (NEASA) and the South African Engineers and Founders Association (SEIFSA) had refused to agree to the extension of…

Workers at COSATU will remain ‘unorganised’ – NUMSA

Workers at COSATU will remain 'unorganised' - NUMSA

By Tebogo Mhlanga At-least 25 unions gathered together to celebrate the May Day Rally held in Tembisa on Sunday. The event was attended by the thousands of workers who are in support of  the new independent federation. The general secretary of National Union of Metalworks of South Africa (NUMSA) Irvin Jim said that workers belonging…

The new independent trade union federation aims to fight on behalf of workers

By Tebogo Mhlanga Over 50 trade unions have collectively joined together to support and discuss a way forward of the new independent trade union federation. It appears to be the ground  breaking summit. The steering committee executives Zwelinzima Vavi and the president of National Union of Metalworks of South Africa (NUMSA) Andrew Chirwa addressed the…

NUMSA continued to be an inspiration to workers – Vavi

Zwelinzima Vavi addressing the collective bargaining of the National Union of Metalworks of South Africa (NUMSA) on Saturday at Oliver Tambo Conference Centre, in Boksburg. Picture by Tebogo Mhlanga

By Tebogo Mhlanga The former general secretary of COSATU Zwelinzima Vavi addressed the collective bargaining of the National Union of Metalworks of South Africa (NUMSA) on Saturday at Oliver Tambo Conference Centre, in Boksburg. The theme was to “end the economy for the 1%, secure our jobs on a living wage”. Zwelinzima Vavi was recently…

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