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Numsa welcomes public protector probe into corruption and maladministration at SAA, threatens strike action

JOHANNESBURG – The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) has welcomed the public protector’s decision to investigate maladministration, corruption, and tender irregularities at South Africa Airways (SAA) and threatened strike action if the airline does not implement recommendations made in a forensic report on the matter.   This followed a complaint lodged by […]

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Unions to march on SAA against poor working conditions and corruption

JOHANNESBURG, August 3 – The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) and the South African Cabin Crew Association (Sacca) have joined forces to march against alleged poor working conditions and corruption at South African Airways (SAA). The unions described the situation at the national carrier as an “escalating crisis”. Numsa’s acting spokesperson, Phakamile Hlubi, […]

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Transport union lodges complaint over ‘conflicted trustees’ at Sizwe Medical Fund

JOHANNESBURG, July 29 – The United National Transport Union (UNTU) on Friday said it has lodged a complaint against Sizwe Medical Fund with the Council of Medical Schemes over its recent election of trustees alleged to be conflicted. The union, which is demanding an urgent probe, alleges that Sizwe’s voting process of its newly elected trustees […]

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Vavi on Saftu recruitment drive

POTCHEFSTROOM, July 26 – South African Federation of Trade Unions (Saftu) general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi, who is on a recruitment drive, has sarcastically “thanked” the Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) for expelling him. Vavi and the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) were expelled from Cosatu more than two years ago. The […]

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Numsa warns ‘intransigent’ employers in engineering sector of possible strike

JOHANNESBURG, July 18  – The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) on Tuesday slammed “intransigent” employers in the engineering sector and warned of a “total shutdown” in the industry. This comes after Numsa declared a dispute with employers in the engineering sector following deadlock in wage negotiations last month. Speaking at a media briefing […]