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SA ConCourt rules that workers dismissed over struggle song must be reinstated – NUMSA

JOHANNESBURG, September 13 – The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa said on Thursday the Constitutional Court had ruled that workers fired by a company for singing a struggle song during a 2013 strike must be reinstated. “NUMSA wins again!! The Constitutional court has found that workers who sang the Struggle song “Umama uyajabula […]

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SA metalworkers union awaits Concourt ruling on workers’ dismissal over struggle song

JOHANNESBURG, September 13  – The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa on Thursday reiterated its stance that workers should be allowed to express themselves through struggle songs, ahead of a Constitutional Court ruling on whether a company was right to dismiss employees for singing one during a strike. In 2013 Duncanmec dismissed workers affiliated […]

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Gautrain workers down tools

JOHANNESBURG, June 29 – Workers affiliated to the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) at Bombela Maintenance Company (BMC) have gone on strike at the Gautrain over unmet benefit demands. The Bombela Concession Company, the parent company of BMC, was appointed by the Gauteng provincial government to design, build, operate, maintain and partially finance the Gautrain project. […]

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Numsa reiterates view that proposed new labour laws will result in “slave wages”

JOHANNESBURG, June 27 -The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa said on Wednesday it was concerned that the South African Federation of Trade Unions (Saftu), to which it is affiliated, and other workers’ groups had been excluded from making submissions to the National Council of Provinces on contentious new labour legislation. Numsa reiterated its position that proposed […]