Numsa improves your wages. In the last bargaining round we won wage increases above inflation in all sectors.
Numsa improves working conditions
As a result of our pressure:
• We banned labour brokers in the auto and tyre manufacturing sectors and in petrol stations
• We restricted labour brokers in the motor sector
• We forced labour brokers to pay workers all benefits, including UIF and provident fund
• We won some payment and equal benefits for workers on short-time in auto and tyre manufacturing
• We continually fight for safer and healthier conditions in all workplaces
Numsa offers you benefits
Free membership of Doves Funeral scheme for you, your spouse and your children
Bursaries for tertiary education for your children for specified courses
Access to insurance
Numsa offers you services
Free, professional legal advice from the day you join
Representation at your workplace, at the CCMA or Bargaining Council and in the Labour Court of necessary
Numsa campaigns on your behalf
We fought successfully against Eskom’s % proposed 16% tariff increase; it was reduced to 8%
We have successfully negotiated pension and provident fund which you can use as collateral to get a housing loan
We have negotiated Sick Pay Funds that pay you maternity benefits and paid sick leave once you exhaust your ordinary
Numsa offers you connections
Numsa is part of Cosatu, the most powerful federation in the country
Numsa is also part of international trade union organisations which help to build active solidarity between workers round the world
I joined Numsa for better presentation at the bargaining council. Numsa has never compromised workers during negotiations as they make sure that members are satisfied with negotiations.
For the 2013 bargaining round, I want double digit increase or, alternatively, a minimum wage of R6000 per month. I believe Numsa will make me proud this year by representing us well.
Ek het by Numsa aangesluit om seker te maak dat my regte as ‘n werker nie misbruik word nie. Ek hoor altyd mense sê NUMSA is ‘n universiteit – ek het dit self ondervind. Die kennis wat ek nou het van arbeidsverwante sake wat Numsa my gegee het, kan woorde nie beskryf nie. Om betrokke te wees by die union is nie net om te veg vir verhoging en bonusse nie, maar om jou te onderrig vir al die mense om te doen wat ek vandag doen.
Ek vind dat NUMSA baie belangrik is, NUMSA het my ook die fondasie gegee. In dié jaar se bedinging sal ek graag wil sien dat die uitstaande vereistes van 2010 na gesien word. En dat alby partye gelukkig is, ja, die tyd is ‘n uitdagende tyd, maar ek hoop dat almal gelukkig sal wees by die onderhandelingstafel.
Isizathu sokuthi ngibeyilunga lika Numsa kungoba ngifuna amalungelo ami njengomsenzi avikelwe ngibe nommeli embhonini. Engingakhusho nje wukuthi iNumsa njenge nyunyana yabasebenzi bentsimbi seyenze okuningi kumalunga ayo. Uma kwenzeka ukuthi ilunga noma umdeni welunga ashone iNumsa kunye ne Doves benzela lelunga umgcwabo ohloniphekile. Ingani zethu seziya manje ukuya kumaNyuvesi ngothi bathole ukuxhaswa ngemali yokufunda phecelezi iBusary. Uma ulahlwe yicala embonini wazaxoshwa iyakumela iNumsa kufike nasenkantalo yacala abasebenzi phecelezi iLabour Court.
Into engingayijabulele kwiyingxoxo zamaholo kulonyaka njengemiphumela umihle wukuthi sithole ukhushulelo mali olungaphezulu kuka 10%. Abasebe bakwiziko lezimoto (Motor Sector) basebenze amahora ayishumi amane (40 hrs) ngeviki. Uma abameli babaqashi bechitha konke okufunwa ngabasebenzi, iNumsa ingangabazi ukuthatha isinqumo sokuteleka.
Ke tsenetse mokgatlho wa Numsa gore ke nne le tlhaloganyo e e edileng le gore ke itse go lwanela ditshwanelo tsa me. Numsa e nthutile go le go ntsi jaaka go ikemela ka nosi, maloko a rona a mokgatlho ba dira tiro ya leruri ka ntlha ya Numsa, ga ya thusa nna fela,e thusitse le bao ba neng ba nyoretswe kgololosego le ditshwanelo. Go tshwara dipuisano tsa madi/tshelete ngwaga o mongwe le o mongwe le go lwela 15 % le tetla ya go ithuta o ntse o dira!
Ke kenetse mokgatlo ona wa Basebetsi e leng Numsa hobane ke bone hore o nale matla le bokgoni ba ho phethahatsa di tabatabelo tsa basebetsi ka hohle hohle, eble o kgothalletsa basebetsi ho tswellisa dithuto tsa bona pele. Numsa e nthutile hore ke ikemela jwang mosebetsing, ditokelo tsaka jwaloka mosebelletsi mosebetsing waka. Ke ithule le ho nka karolo ho sekasekeng dipuisano tse ba tlang di le hlokotsi basebetsing le setjhabeng.
Mabapi le kopanelo e tlang ya dipuisano tsa ditjhelete le ditlhoko tseng tsa basebetsi ke lebelletse ka tshepo e kgolo hore NUMSA e tla leka ka matla ho finyelletsa ditlhoko tsohle tsa rona, haholoholo tjhelete, e thuse hape le tabeng ya Boramesebetsi bana bar eng bona ba sale kgwebo tsenyane ka hare ho indusiteri hobane ba re tlaltlapa re le basebetsi.
I greet you in the name of more than 300,000 metalworkers. I am the President of the biggest union in the country serving workers in the auto, motor, tyre, metal and engineering industries. I want to tell you about the benefits you will get when you join Numsa.
We provide you with services
We negotiate with employers on your behalf for wages and working conditions. Members of Numsa have consistently received higher wage increases and better working conditions than non-members.
We defend you when your employer tries to discipline you. We have our own legal officers and we will hire other lawyers to defend you if necessary. You will not face your employer alone.
We provide you with membership benefits, including a funeral fund and bursaries.
We want to provide you with the protection that you need from your employers.
You may lose money and benefits if you don’t join
Your wages, conditions and benefits may be threatened if you don’t join Numsa. In the Motor Sector, for example, the employers are saying we do not have enough members to make our agreements cover all companies in the sector. If that happened, many non-union workers will suffer lower wages, worse conditions and poorer benefits.
The members control the union
Numsa belongs to its members. The Constitution of the union says we must ensure that all levels of our union are democratically structured and controlled by the worker members themselves through elected worker committees.
We fight to end all oppression and exploitation
The constitution of the union also commits us to build a united South Africa, free of oppression and economic exploitation. We understand that your enemy is not just your employer. It is also the whole class of employers. Because all employers take our labour and pay us less than it is worth, and call it profit.
So we fight to take back from employers a bigger share of what we produce. And we also fight to end this capitalist system that exploits our members and the working class as a whole.
We believe that the society we are struggling to achieve can only be achieved under the leadership of an organised and united working class.
So we call on all metalworkers to set aside any prejudices they may have and join us. We are growing every month and we expect that, by our next Congress in 2016, we will have 400,000 members. The stronger the organisation we build, the more we are able to defend your rights and advance your interests.
Unity is strength.