NUMSA
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

Red Books Day celebrated around the world as people cry, “Workers of the world unite!”

February 21 marks the 174th anniversary of the publication of the Communist Manifesto, one of the most widely read books in human history

Solidarity is the road to liberation

At an International Workers Action meeting, the NUMSA general secretary emphasized the importance of unity in fighting against capital’s oppressive systems.

Why are South Africa’s engineering workers going on strike on October 5?

Phakamile Hlubi-Majola, the national spokesperson of the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa, talks about the upcoming strike of the workers of the engineering sector and the deadlocked negotiations with the employers

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

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

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

South African gold mining company abandons workers after asking them to return to work

60 workers were turned away by the company as the permitted capacity was exceeded. They are now stuck in overcrowded, unsanitary hostels with no way to get home

Unions claim victory against South African Airways’ management in labor court

A judge the Labor Court in Johannesburg ordered the withdrawal of retrenchment notices affecting around 4,700 employees of South African Airways

Comair NUMSA condemns South African airline Comair’s bid for ‘business rescue’

The spokesperson of the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa said that the real intention behind Comair opting for business rescue could be to continue with its retrenchment plans under the guise of dealing with the lockdown

Nurses in South Africa protest demanding PPE, income tax breaks and Danger Allowance

The protests were organized by the Young Nurses Indaba Trade Union. Other demands included the immediate and periodic testing of all healthcare workers and compulsory, conducive, decent and habitable accommodation for essential staff

Army brought in to aid illegal evictions in South Africa, several left homeless amid lockdown

The Azania shack dwellers’ settlement of Abahlali baseMjondolo in Durban, was attacked by agents hired by the eThekwini municipality authorities on April 2. 15 shacks were demolished, leaving several people homeless