National Union of Metalworkers of South African (NUMSA)
Around the World in 8 Minutes: Workers mobilize for rights in South Africa, the US and the UK

In this week’s episode, we will look at three strikes organized by essential workers in South Africa, the United States and the United Kingdom.

“It is the capitalist system that breeds no respect for workers’ rights”

The general strike called by the South African Federation of Trade Unions saw workers across the country stand up for their rights and demand an end to exploitation by the capitalist system

NUMSA contemplates strike action across South Africa’s motor industry

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa, which held pickets and demonstrations on Tuesday, says that employers are stonewalling the implementation of a 8% wage hike that was agreed upon in January

Rail workers in South Africa return to work after union wins wage hike

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa, which was representing the workers of BOC, reached an agreement for a wage hike of up to 10%. The company had earlier offered only 4%

South African unions prepare for historic strike on October 7

The strike has been called by the Congress of South African Trade Unions, the largest trade union confederation in the country and a traditional ally of the ruling ANC. The union now says the ANC has betrayed the working class

Employees of South African airport services firm protest demanding payment of salaries

Workers of BidAir Services Ltd picketed outside the Department of Employment and Labor in Pretoria on Tuesday. They demanded that the government clear the dues owed to them under the Temporary Employee Relief Scheme

Unions thwart liquidation of South African Airways

The decision of stakeholders to approve a rescue plan for the crisis-ridden South African Airways ensures that it will not get liquidated as was feared earlier. Unions fought a long battle to prevent liquidation

South African unions demand dismissal of finance minister Tito Mboweni over airline liquidation

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa and the South African Cabin Crew Association made the demand after the National Treasury under Tito Mboweni announced that no money would be allotted for South African Airways which faces liquidation

Unions Fight to Save South African Airways

Phakamile Hlubi-Majola discusses the struggle being waged by South African trade unions to save the country’s airline and above all, to protect its employees

South African Airlines Unions accuse government of seeking to destroy South African Airways for the benefit of global capital

The Department of Public Enterprises, which had repeatedly assured the unions that the national airline will not be liquidated, came out in support of a so-called “business rescue plan” which will result in its effective liquidation

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