The three-year agreement runs from 1 April to 31 March 2026
Led by Derek Hanekom, this will be the eighth board to oversee the ailing national carrier in 14 years
Opposition parties, union will be heading to the Pretoria high court court on February 28
The South African Federation of Trade Unions will lobby other police organisations following the loss of 82 000 Sapu members
Despite being disillusioned with their ally in government, the SACP and the labour federation are unlikely to leave the tripartite alliance
Some, including Zwelinzima Vavi, say unions risk collapse if they are run like businesses — a critique that Irvin Jim argues is part of a ‘mischievous attack’ on his leadership
The metalworkers union leader has alleged that NGOs want to capture the union, using media outlets
The labour court’s Judge Graham Moshoana noted the ‘disturbing revelation’ that the union went ahead with the interdicted congress
The general secretary says the court should be slow to interfere with internal union disputes
A court bid that could result in Numsa’s congress being interdicted comes amid a battle for the heart of the country’s single-largest union
After more than 10 years of meddling and the countless executive game of musical chairs, please leave political actors out of Eskom problem-solving. This is a problem to be solved by Andre de Ruyter and the unions and the ‘rogue’ employees working outside the established channels
Trade federation Saftu’s recent conference has revived debate about whether unions represent the plight of workers or their own ambitions
The general secretary of the South African Federation of Trade Unions was re-elected despite moves by the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa
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Numsa’s general secretary says the party’s aim is to push the workers’ interest in all sectors of society.
The Socialist Revolutionary Workers Party will drive the agenda of working-class South Africans, the union says
The union says it will appeal the decision by the commission to reject its attempt to register a workers’ party
Intrigue and internal divisions are dogging South Africa’s largest union, and threatening to destabilise the federation to which it belongs
This latest allegation relates to incidents in late August and early September 2017 in which Vavi is said to have harassed and later groped a woman
Eskom had initially offered a 0% increase for the current year, while Numsa and the National Union of Mineworkers demanded a 15% hike
Drivers and unions are fighting for wages, the rights of dual drivers and the foot-to-the-pedal rule, which they call exploitative
In a statement issued by Numsa General Secretary Irvin Jim, the union said that the sector “insulted workers and commuters”
Vavi was critical of the budget speech presented by Minister Gigaba on and what it would mean for the next year under a Ramaphosa presidency.
Koko will resume duties as head of generation on Monday January 8.
The Numsa general secretary called on those who "genuinely see themselves as communists" to swell into the ranks of the party.
The JC Bez region’s meeting will be a test of the strength of those opposing the union’s leader.
The metal workers’ and food and allied unions say the trade union federation is trying to smother plans for a new workers’ organisation.
The failure by ANC make fundamental changes to the economy is at the heart of xenophobic violence, said Numsa’s Irvin Jim
Numsa calls for inquiry into Eskom and says it must open its books for public scrutiny.
Both Greece and Spain have a left that doesn’t look back, but that is engaged in the moment and looking to the future – something we sorely need.
Numsa’s umbrella entity, the United Front, not so united as delegates disagree on internal structure and what role the party should play in elections.
Numsa’s general secretary Irvin Jim reiterates that Numsa won’t convert to a "political party", and will remain inspired by Marxism-Leninism.