Numsa threatens bus strike ahead of Easter weekend

The National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) is threatening to embark on a strike in the bus sector ahead of the Easter weekend if employers do not put a “meaningful” wage offer on the table. The union is negotiating with employers who are represented by the South African Bus[…]

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Numsa urges women to unite against Gender-based Violence

The National Union of Metalworkers’ Union of South Africa (Numsa) has urged women to unite against Gender-based Violence. The union’s second deputy president, Puleng Phaka says the current crop of women is facing a different struggle from those who fought against the oppressive pass laws. She was addressing Numsa members in Kimberley[…]

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NUMSA national congress to continue

LOCAL The last day of trade union NUMSA’s national congress which was supposed to held at the Cape Town International Convention Centre on Friday, had been cancelled. The congress was initially set to to run from Monday until today, but it only started on Wednesday after the Labour Court in[…]

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Numsa selects leadership despite court interdict

The National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) elected new leaders on Wednesday despite a court interdict granted on Saturday to suspend the 11th national congress. The congress was meant to start on Monday but Judge Graham Moshoana found the union had not complied with its own constitution when suspending 31 Numsa[…]

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SA unions vow to work with government to save SAA, SA Express

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa and the South African Cabin Crew Association said they had had constructive discussions with the government on ensuring the continued existence of troubled national carrier South African Airways (SAA) and fellow state-owned airline SA Express. The unions have been critical of the[…]

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SAA may not be able to pay salaries: Board

South African Airways (SAA) has nearly no cash left and may miss salary payments at the end of November as the crippling strike that enters its 7th day. The strike has pushed the airline to the brink of financial collapse and SAA board member Martin Kingston says the strike is[…]

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SAA strike: Cabin Crew Association creates framework to fund increase demands, no deal reached yet

At a meeting between Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan, the South African Cabin Crew Association (SACCA) and the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA), Gordhan reportedly told the unions, as well as South African Airways executives, that national government would not get involved in the current wage dispute.[…]

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