National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA)
PetroSa retrenchments South Africa Union fights retrenchments at South Africa’s national oil company

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa has noted that identifying overpriced contracts with other companies can save PetroSA millions and prevent the retrenchments

Massive general strike in South Africa highlights demand for radical policy changes

Millions of workers took part in the general strike on February 24, according to the South African Federation of Trade Unions which called for the labor action. Demonstrations were held in a number of cities

Hundreds of thousands of workers set to take part in general strike in South Africa on February 24

The South African Federation of Trade Unions, which has called for the strike, has put forward demands for a radical change in policy, including measures such as the nationalization of all strategic monopoly industries and a living minimum wage of at least R12,500 (USD $854)

Unions demands investigation after death of three workers following explosion at ArcelorMittal plant in South Africa

For 12 hours after the incident, the management of ArcelorMittal, the largest steel producer on the African continent, did not bring in specialists, but used about 10 of its ordinary employees to conduct the search and rescue operation, NUMSA reported

South Africa: Strike action against retrenchment of workers in Macsteel continues into third day

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) alleges that the company dismissed 99 workers on December 11, the first day of holiday season, to prevent the union from taking action against it.

Around the World in 8 minutes: Indian Farmers Continue Massive Protest

The farmers in India are demanding the withdrawal of three recently passed laws that will affect the prices they get for the produce and which they fear will lead to greater corporate entry into agriculture.

South African trade unionists stand in solidarity with Zimbabwean people’s struggle against govt.

Members of the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa and their allies hailed the struggle of the people of Zimbabwe people against the increasingly oppressive rule of president Emmerson Mnangagwa 

South African airline Comair reinstates medical cover after union goes to labor court

Comair had decided to stop providing medical cover to its employees on September 1. Subsequently, the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa challenged the decision in a labor court

Volkswagen reinstates workers South Africa Volkswagen South Africa reinstates shop-stewards after pressure from union

The shop stewards had exposed COVID-19 protocol violations at Volkswagen’s Uitenhage plant, including operating at full workforce capacity and denial of sick leaves

BidAir South Africa South African government to release funds following BidAir workers’ protest

Following a picket outside the labor department, the commissioner of Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) has committed to release funds for the payment of workers’ wages for the month of May by July 30

South-African-Airways The fight to save South African Airways continues

Unions struggle for the revival of South African Airways, while the government and private creditors merely disagree over the timing of its liquidation 

In South Africa, mining workers have double the infection rate for COVID-19

Sector has 907 active cases of the novel coronavirus; country is ranked 19th in the world for infections

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