National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA)
Thousands take to streets as indefinite strike hits South Africa’s engineering sector  

The strike is being led by the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa. The refusal by employers to address the demands for a wage hike is being seen as a betrayal by the workers who had foregone last year’s wage hike to cushion the industry during the COVID-induced lockdown

Prosecutors to probe illegal practices in Mexico’s Ayotzinapa 43 case and other stories

Today we look at new evidence in the disappearance of 43 Ayotzinapa students in Mexico, the strike announced by NUMSA in South Africa’s engineering sector, and more

Assassins of South African trade unionist at large as labor dispute continues

Malibongwe Mdazo, an organizer of National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa, who had led a 7,000-worker strike last month, was publicly gunned down at the doorstep of Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration, amidst a labor dispute on August 19

Workers at BHP-owned Escondida mine in Chile set to go on strike and other stories

Today we look at an upcoming strike by workers at Chile’s Escondida mine, the dispute between unions and employers amid wage talks in South Africa, and more

Unfreedom Day in South Africa

Ahead of the national holiday commemorated for the 1994 democratic elections in South Africa, a leader of the shack dwellers movement declared, “We are burning because of the conditions we live under.”

How profits are maximized at the expense of workers’ lives in South Africa

In workplaces across South Africa, workers get sick and injured at their jobs. This has only gotten worse throughout the COVID-19 pandemic

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.

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