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Numsa to meet Whirlpool management over workers strike impasse

JOHANNESBURG, November 15 – The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) said on Wednesday that its members will meet with the management team at appliance manufacturer, Whirlpool, in Kwa-Zulu Natal to discuss the ongoing strike at the firm. Whirlpool is one of the biggest producers of household appliances with a range of dishwashers, dryers, hobs, stoves, and […]

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Workers on strike for union recognition at Toyota’s subsidiary

JOHANNESBURG, October 23 – The Liberated Metalworkers Union of South Africa’s (Limusa) strike at Toyota Tsusho Africa in Durban, entered its fourth day on Monday. Limusa, an affiliate of the Congress of SA Trade Unions (Cosatu), said that the protected industrial action was as a result of the company’s refusal to grant the union organisational rights as […]

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Workers down tools at SA plastic factory over harsh working conditions

JOHANNESBURG, October 17 – The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) said on Tuesday that workers have embarked on a strike at Venk-Pac Plastics in Verulam, KwaZulu-Natal, to protest against working conditions at the plant. Venk-Pac provides complete plastic packaging solutions from its factories in South Africa. The firm, which currently employs over 200 […]

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Strike looms at Road Accident Fund, Numsa granted certificate

JOHANNESBURG, October 10 – A strike looms at the cash-strapped Road Accident Fund (RAF), where workers have lodged several complaints including malfunctioning air conditioning units, poor sanitation and assets such as computers being attached to pay creditors. The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) on Tuesday said it had secured “a strike certificate” […]

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Workers and families suffer from corruption at SoEs, ‘scrap and democratise’ boards – Numsa

JOHANNESBURG, October 8 – The current boards of all state-owned enterprises (SoEs) must be “scrapped and democratised”, the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) said on Sunday. Workers and their families were suffering from the impact of corruption at various SoEs, including Eskom, South African Airways (SAA), the Passenger Rail Agency of South […]

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Australian miner South32 reaches agreement with SAfrican metal workers, strike ends

JOHANNESBURG, October 6 – Australian miner South32 on Friday confirmed that it has reached an agreement with the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) regarding wages for employees at the Hillside Aluminium smelter in Richards Bay, KwaZulu-Natal. South32 and Numsa agreed on a two-year deal, bringing the strike has now ended and employees […]