National Union Of Metal Workers

Whatever happened to Ramaphoria?

“Overall it seems not only is Ramaphoria dead [it was never alive] but the long arc of reform potential is being lost in the discourse."

SAA’s options seem limited

Business rescue is unlikely to work for a state-owned airline, say experts. But the government has no money for bailouts

VW workers still seeking compensation after 20 years

Volkswagen SA has turned to the courts to prevent former employees and the EFF from picketing at the Eastern Cape plant

Numsa strike against sexual harassment is a ‘powerful moment in labour history’

Almost 300 workers went on strike to force management to deal with a longstanding harassment allegation.

Still no deal in Eskom wage negotiations

Eskom and unions have yet to reach a wage deal nearly a month after negotiations began, with unions describing the talks as "sensitive"

Bus strike: Unions and bosses back at the bargaining table on Thursday

Five different unions are participating in the strike which started on April 16

Numsa continues its fight against ‘notorious’ Fortune Steel

The trade union has embarked on a picket outside Fortune Steel in an effort to force the company to comply with health and safety laws

Cowed NUM licks its wounds

The metalworkers' union, bleeding members and money, is electing leaders who will have to stop the rot.

Cosatu’s Vavi calls for unity, Numsa’s reinstatement

Cosatu's general secretary says the way towards unity is to have Numsa reinstated and to hold a special national congress "sooner rather than later".

ANC laments Numsa’s ‘tragic’ expulsion from Cosatu

The ANC says the expulsion of the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa from trade union federation Cosatu is a tragic development.

Numsa expelled from Cosatu

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa has been expelled from Cosatu after a grueling special central executive committee meeting.

Neasa lockout to continue ‘despite threats’

Neasa has said it will continue its constitutionally protected lockout of workers following the end of the wider strike in the metals sector.

Latest

From the archives: For the first time, an insiders’ account of the Third Force

Two young gangsters give an horrific account of how they were encouraged, equipped and trained to carry out violence against ANC-linked targets by the security forces.

Ramaphosa bets big on infrastructure to boost economy

Sona was a mixed bag but there were some meaningful announcements

Stranded commuters say Ramaphosa’s rail promises ring hollow

Cape Town’s largest passenger rail line has been closed for months, hitting people’s pockets and adding to road traffic congestion

Press Releases

Response to the report of the independent assessors

VUT welcomes the publishing of the report of the independent assessors to investigate concerns of poor governance, leadership, management, corruption and fraud at the university.

NWU student receives international award

Carol-Mari Schulz received the Bachelor of Health Sciences in Occupational Hygiene Top Achiever Award.

Academic programme resumes at all campuses

Lectures, practicals, seminars and tutorials will all resume today as per specific academic timetables.

Strategic social investments are a catalyst for social progress

Barloworld Mbewu enables beneficiaries to move away from dependence on grant funding

We all have a part to play to make South Africa work

Powering societal progress demands partnerships between all stakeholders

So you want to be a social entrepreneur?

Do the research first; it will save money and time later

Social entrepreneurship means business

Enterprises with a cause at their core might be exactly what our economy desperately needs

Looking inwards

Businesses are finding tangible ways to give back – but only because consumers demand it