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Numsa denies ‘politicised’ workers are a threat to Eskom

Numsa's general secretary says the party's aim is to push the workers' interest in all sectors of society.

Numsa’s political party gets the go-ahead

The Socialist Revolutionary Workers Party will drive the agenda of working-class South Africans, the union says

Electoral commission stalls Numsa’s political bid

The union says it will appeal the decision by the commission to reject its attempt to register a workers’ party

Numsa cornered by capital?

Intrigue and internal divisions are dogging South Africa’s largest union, and threatening to destabilise the federation to which it belongs

Vavi harassment complaint went ‘nowhere’

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 tables new 4.7% wage hike offer to avert strike

Eskom had initially offered a 0% increase for the current year, while Numsa and the National Union of Mineworkers demanded a 15% hike

No pedal to the metal as bus strike rolls on

Drivers and unions are fighting for wages, the rights of dual drivers and the foot-to-the-pedal rule, which they call exploitative

Unions reject bus bosses’ ‘insulting’ offer, call for intensified strike action

In a statement issued by Numsa General Secretary Irvin Jim, the union said that the sector “insulted workers and commuters”

Vavi warns workers to avoid ‘butcher of the working class’ after budget

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.

Numsa condemns Eskom’s decision to reinstate Koko

Koko will resume duties as head of generation on Monday January 8.

Make joining Numsa’s new worker’s party your new year’s resolution – Jim

The Numsa general secretary called on those who "genuinely see themselves as communists" to swell into the ranks of the party.

Numsa regions ready to defend leadership against Jo’burg rebels

The JC Bez region’s meeting will be a test of the strength of those opposing the union’s leader.

Two rebel unions cry foul over Cosatu’s ‘financial sabotage’

The metal workers’ and food and allied unions say the trade union federation is trying to smother plans for a new workers’ organisation.

Irvin Jim lays xenophobia at ANC’s door

The failure by ANC make fundamental changes to the economy is at the heart of xenophobic violence, said Numsa's Irvin Jim

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