National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA)
Energy crisis South Africa NUMSA, other organizations seek court action to end South Africa’s debilitating power outages

An application filed by NUMSA along with other trade unions, political parties, and civil society groups seeks urgent action to end load-shedding and a recent hike in electricity tariffs by Eskom as power outages endanger South Africa’s infrastructure and economy 

Amid record power outages, South Africans now brace for hike in electricity prices

South Africa’s national energy regulator has approved an 18.65% hike in electricity tariffs by state-owned electricity utility company Eskom. The decision comes amid record power outages and a years-long energy crisis

Los sudafricanos están peleandose por migajas: Una conversación con el líder sindical Irvin Jim

Sudáfrica está cada día más inestable, afirma Irvin Jim, Secretario General del mayor sindicato del país, NUMSA. La solución pasa por fomentar un espíritu de solidaridad que tendrá que surgir de las luchas y movimientos populares

NUMSA strike South Africa South Africa Labor Court interdicts NUMSA strike at Macsteel 

The union had announced a strike at the steel company on October 11, citing a unilateral withdrawal of employment benefits including medical aid

The electricity crisis in South Africa continues to brew

South Africa will not move into the light until the social value of access to electricity is affirmed.

NUMSA labor court ruling Labor Court in South Africa dismisses contempt of court application against NUMSA

The application sought to have the union’s 11th National Congress be declared null and void and called for the arrest and imprisonment of NUMSA national leaders, Irvin Jim and Andrew Chirwa 

Marikana’s legacy is one of justice denied and capital’s greed

10 years after the brutal massacre of striking mine workers in Marikana in South Africa, Mbuso Ngubane, Deputy General Secretary of NUMSA, talks about questions of justice and the close ties between mining giants and the state

In remembering Malibongwe Mdazo, the struggle to organize mineworkers must intensify

On the anniversary of the assassination of Malibongwe Mdazo, South African trade union activist Vuyolwethu Toli writes on the importance of continuing his work

NUMSA strike at platinum mines SA Thousands of workers on strike at South Africa’s Impala Platinum mines

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) went on strike at the Impala Platinum mines in Rustenburg this week. Among the key demands raised by the workers is an end to exploitation by labor contractors 

South African airline Comair suspends all operations amid uncertainty about workers’ wages 

NUMSA, which represents 700 of the airline’s employees, picketed the Comair premises on June 3 after the management refused to confirm till when operations will remain suspended and whether the workers will be paid in this period

Migrant delivery workers strike for fair pay and conditions in Dubai and other stories

Today we look at a strike by food delivery workers in Dubai, the conviction and sentencing of an Indigenous land defender in Canada, and more

May Day: Worker’s struggle celebration is well-deserved after a momentous year

After a year of ongoing crisis, Peoples Dispatch looks back on some of the most important labor struggles of this past year.